After snub, does Leeds star have a future at the club?

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Leeds United striker Billy Sharp did not even make it off the bench last night.

Leeds United striker Billy Sharp's future is surely in doubt after he failed to even make it off the substitutes' bench against Brighton and Hove Albion last night.

Leeds were 2-0 down against Brighton and chasing a goal, but Neil Redfearn overlooked the 29-year-old in favour of his other options.

Mirco Antenucci, Souleymane Doukara and Edgar Cani all made it on to the pitch during the second-half, but Sharp had to settle with watching from afar. 

It clearly frustrated him, with the striker favouriting tweets criticising Neil Redfearn's selection policy on social media site Twitter after the match, and there are question marks starting to arise over whether he will be at Elland Road next season.

Sharp was brought in to increase Leeds' attacking threat, but he has failed to have the desired impact - with the striker having just three goals to his name this campaign. 

As a result he has fallen out of favour and Redfearn's exclusion of him last night seems to suggest he is now fifth choice up front for the side.

With Leeds still under a transfer embargo, due to their failure to comply with Financial Fair Play, they will be looking to reduce their wage budget in the summer and Redfearn may well see Sharp as an expendable player.

He is likely to be one of the club's higher earners, due to his record in the Championship, and there should be no lack of suitors if he is put up for sale.

That may be a temptation now and the move could be best for all parties - with Sharp seemingly becoming more and more frustrated at the Yorkshire club. 

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