The two risks for Redfearn over including Adryan

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There are potential risks for Neil Redfearn if he drafts Adryan back into the Leeds United first team.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he feels Adryan needs more of a chance to have an impact at the club.

The Brazilian loanee has made 11 appearances in the Championship so far, but has recently gone off the boil, with other players stepping forward and making the most of their opportunities.

In order for Adryan to come back into the first team picture and have a say over the rest of the season, the boss has to take a risk.

That risk is giving him the opportunity to play ahead of other players who are arguably in better form in the side’s midfield at the moment.

The only way Adryan is going to develop and become a better player at Leeds is if he’s given opportunities by the manager.

Not only is it a gamble because of potentially disrupting the form of other players, it’s also a risk because of the club’s current position; 20th in the table.

There’s no doubt that the win against Bournemouth was a superb result for the team, but they are by no means out of trouble in the battle to avoid the drop.

Redfearn is going to need complete performances from anyone he selects in his side over the rest of the season.

That means potency going forward but also the ability to withdraw and produce a solid, hard working defensive display when the team is under pressure.

It’s questionable whether Adryan has that defensive ability so if he plays, pressure could be placed on the other midfielders as well as the centre backs, with space left behind providing an opportunity for sides to counter attack Leeds.

The safest option is probably to nurse him back into the side as a sub and give him the opportunity to demand a start and show why he should be a central figure for the team over the rest of the campaign.

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