Casper Sloth denies fall out with Redfearn, but admits absence is 'weird'

Leeds midfielder Casper Sloth says there is no fallout with manager Neil Redfearn, but he is confused by his absence.

The majority of Leeds' summer signings arrived from Italian football, but there was a surprise deal completed too, as Aarhus star Casper Sloth made the move to Elland Road.

Leeds forked out £600,000 to bring Sloth to West Yorkshire, and with a number of Denmark caps to his name, much was expected of the 22-year-old midfielder.

Yet despite playing a fairly big role under Darko Milanic, Sloth has barely featured under new manager Neil Redfearn, playing just 31 minutes - with no appearance in over a month now.

Rumours have naturally sparked suggesting that Sloth may have had a disagreement with manager Redfearn, but in an interview with Danish press, Sloth said that isn't the case, though his absence is confusing him.

"I am fit to play," Sloth said. "I have not been injured. Actually, I have not missed a single training session. I hope to get into the team again as soon as possible."

"No, not at all," he added when asked if there had been a bust-up with Redfearn. "When he was here the first time I played all the matches, and since he came back a month ago, I have not played. It's really weird."

Redfearn seems to have placed his faith in youngsters Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook alongside Italian Tommaso Bianchi and Adryan in the diamond midfield, but you have to imagine that Sloth will get his chance soon.

Luke Murphy and David Norris are surplus to requirements at Elland Road and surely won't play much of a part going forward, and whilst Rodolph Austin will make his eventual return, Sloth could be seen as cover for Adryan in the No. 10 role.

Regardless, Sloth appears to have a future at Leeds - though it's worth monitoring his situation in January, where Danish clubs could be interested in signing him on loan to give him playing time.

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