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Leeds coach hails Casper Sloth's performance for the development side

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Leeds United summer signing Casper Sloth played well for the club's development side yesterday.

Leeds Under-21 coach Jason Blunt says that Casper Sloth was 'excellent' during the development squad's game against Leicester City yesterday. 

The Whites squeezed past the Foxes in the Premier League Cup, coming from behind to win the fixture 2-1, and Sloth's performance caught the eye of Blunt. 

"Casper Sloth was excellent," he said to the club's official site. "I thought it was a great team performance."

It is the first Leeds supporters have heard of Sloth for many months after he dropped out of the starting line-up.

The Dane was brought in this summer for a fee of around £600,000, but he seems to have fallen out of the first-team set-up under Neil Redfearn. 

The attacking midfielder was a regular in the team earlier in the campaign, making 10 appearances up to the start of November. 

However, since a 2-2 draw with Charlton, Redfearn's second game in permanent charge of the Whites, Sloth has dropped down the pecking order and has failed to get onto the pitch.

His attitude and performance levels are sure to have impressed Redfearn, though, as he has not let his head drop despite a prolonged exclusion. 

The 22-year-old will now be hoping that his display for the development side has done enough to force him back into the starting line-up. 

Redfearn has shown a willingness to play the club's stand-out youngsters so far - with Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and Adryan all becoming first-team regulars after starring for the U-21 side - and Sloth will be hoping to follow in their footsteps as the season progresses. 

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