Reports: Redfearn could re-sign former Leeds academy star from Championship rivals

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Leeds United are reportedly trying to sign Huddersfield Town winger Danny Ward this month.

With no win in the last five games, things are starting to turn sour for Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn.

Four defeats in that time has seen Leeds become entrenched in a relegation battle, and need a strong January transfer window in order to turn results around.

Sassuolo striker Leonardo Pavoletti is a top target for Leeds, whilst a host of midfielders from Italian football have been linked with moves to Elland Road.

Yet now, according to the Huddersfield Examiner, Leeds are lining up a January move to bring winger Danny Ward back to Elland Road.

Ward, 24, spent two years in the Leeds youth academy between 2005 and 2007 before leaving for Bolton Wanderers, where he played just twice.

A £1m move to Huddersfield in 2013 came following a successful loan spell with the Terriers, and despite scoring 10 goals last season, Ward has barely featured this season, starting just twice under Chris Powell - with his last appearance coming on the 29th November.

With his former Huddersfield coach Steve Thompson now assistant to manager Redfearn, it seems that Ward could be in line for a shock return to his former club.

Ward's contract expires at the end of this season, and Huddersfield are reportedly willing to loan him to Leeds or even release him from his contract in order to let him join their Championship rivals.

A versatile attacker who can play out wide or off a striker - something which will appease Redfearn's desire for a winger - Ward has talent but has found first team football hard to come by at the John Smith's Stadium, and a move back to Leeds could be the perfect lease of life for Ward.

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