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Leeds boss hints he's finally found what he's wanted with £800,000 new boy Casper Sloth

Casper Sloth did his chances at Leeds the world of good by impressed out wide against Sunderland.

Casper Sloth's Leeds career is yet to get off the ground, but the midfielder was handed a much wanted start against Sunderland at the weekend.

The Dane has barely featured since his £800,000 summer switch to the club, and has been playing with the under-21s of late.

He got his chance in the FA Cup defeat, and impressed by playing out wide in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Head coach Neil Redfearn spoke glowingly after the game about the attacker, telling BBC Radio Leeds: "Casper Sloth looked busy and bright, looked inventive. We've got competition now and that's what we needed."

The boss said after the game at Derby that the team's diamond formation left them sorely lacking in terms of options out wide, lamenting a lack of wingers. 

He went onto comment after the Sunderland defeat he was happy with the change in formation, hinting Sloth was a real find.

"The good thing today is we played with some width. We've not been able to play with any width, We looked better, we looked brighter, we looked more solid defending. we looked more inventive coming out from wide.

"I thought Casper Sloth was really good today, he played in that position against Huddersfield and did well, for whatever reason he's been out of the picture but he's took his chance today."

The youngster has had a real lack of chances since signing, overshadowed by Brazilian loanee Adryan after Neil Redfearn arrived. 

In a diamond formation there is room for only one of them, but if Leeds play with a similar formation in the future as they did against Sunderland, both players can feature and help together to provide a spark lacking in recent Championship matches.

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