Leeds United’s Scott Wootton comments on his future

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Scott Wootton is not sure about his Leeds United future, but he insists that he wants to play more.

Scott Wootton has admitted to BBC West Yorkshire Sport that he does not know if he will remain at Leeds United for the rest of the season.

The 23-year-old defender recently returned to the West Yorkshire club from his loan spell at fellow Championship outfit Rotherham United.

Former Manchester United centre-back Wootton made a rare appearance for Leeds on Saturday when he started the Championship clash against Birmingham City at Elland Road.

The defender gave a good account of himself in the 1-1 draw despite playing at right-back, having a pass accuracy of 73%, making two effective clearances and winning six duels in total.

Wootton, though, admits that he is not sure if he will remain at Leeds for the rest of the season or be farmed out on loan again.

“Not a clue, if I am being honest, I really haven’t got a clue,” he told BBC West Yorkshire Sport. “I think we all know whose decision that will be (club president Massimo Cellino).

“I just want to play football. That’s all I want to do, and I am sure that it is the case with every single player. Hopefully that will continue; whether it’s here or not here, I don’t know.”

Wootton has been on the books of Leeds since 2013, but this season he has failed to do much of note at Elland Road.

The former United prospect started the 2014-15 season as the Whites’ fifth-choice centre-back and was loaned out to Rotherham in November, but the injury to Gaetano Berardi saw him start at right-back against Birmingham on Saturday.

Leeds do have a large squad and there are numbers in all positions, which means that it will not be easy for Wootton to play regularly.

Since the Englishman himself says that he wants to get more playing time, perhaps it would be best if he leaves Leeds on loan again.

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