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Has Adryan done enough to warrant a longer stay at Leeds United?

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Adryan needs to do everything he can to improve and force an extended stay at Leeds United.

Last week Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn told BBC Radio Leeds that Brazilian star Adryan needed to liven up.

The player himself admitted before the New Year via the Leeds website that he was keen to stay at the club, but the question some Leeds supporters may be left asking after Redfearn’s radio interview, is has the Brazilian done enough?

When he first arrived at the club on loan from Flamengo he worked extremely hard to improve his initial fitness, with Redfearn providing him with the platform of the under-21 setup to improve his physical condition.

He seemed to have a touch of flair about him, which saw him eventually move into the first team but after 11 Championship appearances, he finds himself a little out in the wilderness.

Challenged by the boss to work even harder to get back into his selection thinking, the Brazilian must quickly find a way to improve key areas of his game.

  PositionTeamGoalsGoal AssistPassing AccuracyAppearancesMins Played
Adryan MF Leeds 0 2 80% 11 712

The 20-year-old was most likely signed to have an impact on the Leeds attack but his numbers don’t make for impressive reading; he’s still searching for his first goal while he’s only registered two assists.

His pass completion rate is an area he should be looking to raise to the mid-80s in terms of percentage.

For him to earn the right to stay at Leeds over the second half of the season, he needs to add goals to his game and needs to get that passing accuracy higher, which will show quality in terms of the way he protects the ball.

It’s a catch 22 type situation for Adryan because on the one hand, he hasn’t done enough to earn a longer stay at Leeds, but on the other hand, he can only improve if Redfearn eventually brings him back into the team.

With Leeds still not out of danger in terms of getting drawn into a relegation scrap, he should be determined to try and make the difference.

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