It seems the Brazilian has improved in training and is pushing for a start for Leeds.
Leeds United have been in great form recently as Neil Redfearn looks to have struck the perfect balance with his team. One man who has fallen out of favour however is talented Brazilian playmaker Adryan.
Signed from Massimo Cellino's former club Cagliari in the summer he has only played 12 times for Leeds since his arrival. His last game for the club was the FA Cup tie against Sunderland and he has not played in The Championship this year.
Adryan's main problem appears to be a lack of a true position. He is an attacking midfielder but not a winger or a second striker - he is almost too mercurial for Championship football.
Redfearn has also given more chances to the likes of Rudy Austin and Luke Murphy, so finding a place for him to play is difficult.
However, despite his recent struggles for first-team football, Adryan was named on the bench for the game with Millwall at the weekend and Redfearn has now confirmed he has been very impressed with the player in training recently. In his press conference today, as taking from the official Leeds Twitter account, he confirmed that Adryan was getting into the squad on merit, rather than reputation:
Redfearn says Adryan was on the bench vs Millwall "on merit" & is pushing for a recall - "He's applied himself well in training." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) February 19, 2015
Leeds fans know Redfearn currently has a winning formula but they also like to see flair players strutting their stuff at Elland Road. Adryan has that, there is no doubt, and having him in the matchday squad can only be a good thing going forward.
So this news should be welcomed by all concerned.