Why Leeds' forgotten man can solve their problem position upon his return

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Aidan White is yet to make a first team appearance for Leeds United this season due to injury.

Leeds United's utility man Aidan White can solve one of the problems in their current squad when he returns from injury.

White has been on the sidelines for the entirety of the campaign after a succession of injury problems, but he is edging closer to a return now.

The Republic of Ireland international has undergone two bouts of surgery on a troublesome ankle and was finally back in light training yesterday.

His return will be a major boost to the side, too, as he has the ability to fulfil the deficiency in their current side.

Although White may still be some way off full fitness, Leeds can begin to start planning with him in their first-team set-up and Neil Redfearn may finally have the answer to his search for a winger.

White has the ability to operate anywhere down the left-hand side of the pitch and that means he can function in the role that Redfearn has been looking to fill ever since he took over.

The 49-year-old manager told the Yorkshire Post of his desire to sign a winger soon after being announced as permanent boss, but he is yet to see his wish granted.

Instead, he has had to utilise the options in his current squad to fill that void, with Alex Mowatt starting out there most recently.

Mowatt has spoken to the club's site saying that he feels uncomfortable there - even if his form has been impressive - and having a more natural winger is sure to be a bonus for the side.

White has huge amount of pace and dribbling ability and he is an obvious attacking threat when on the pitch.

With Leeds currently trusting their academy products to drive them on the next level ,he looks like he could be the next to step into their first-team and his return cannot come soon enough.

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