Leeds' Casper Sloth should feel aggrieved after weekend team selection

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Casper Sloth was only an unused substitute for Leeds United's victory against Millwall.

Considering Leeds United won again at the weekend, making it four victories in their last five Championship matches, it may be foolhardy to suggest any of the club’s current stars would be feeling aggrieved right now.

But there is one player who has more cause than most to question why he spent the entire match against Millwall on the bench.

Casper Sloth is a 22-year-old Danish midfielder who has had to wait patiently for his chances this season. But following his impressive contribution against Reading last week, it would have been no surprise to see him promoted to the starting line-up for Saturday’s encounter.

Sloth played 60 minutes against Reading, setting up one of Leeds’ two goals that night and looking a very effective option in the centre of the pitch, especially in the second half of that fixture.

But fast-forward a few days and the player was an unused substitute, watching as Rudy Austin was selected ahead of him.

There were reasons for that selection of course, and it was a choice that was ultimately justified when you consider the result. But Sloth has shown glimpses of what he could do consistently if only he was given more opportunities.

Perhaps now is not the time for Leeds manager Neil Redfearn to be taking risks; but it could be argued that Sloth showed against Reading that giving him more minutes on the pitch would be anything but.

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