Why now is the time for Redfearn to recall Leeds outcast to the first-team

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Leeds United need to give Adryan the chance he has been waiting for, by picking him consistently.

Leeds United need to recall Adryan to their starting line-up in the coming weeks, with the Brazilian seemingly having the perfect opportunity to impress at the Yorkshire club.

Leeds have taken all of the pressure off themselves after a good run of form which has elevated them up the Championship table and away from the drop zone.

Any relegation fears that they once had have now been banished and even Neil Redfearn has admitted that he has one eye on next season.

Leeds are too far away from the play-offs to mount a serious promotion challenge, but they are safe in the knowledge that their Championship status has been secured and Redfearn has the luxury of being able to tinker with his squad to put them in the best position for next term.

The first thing he should do, as a result of this, is to bring Adryan back into his starting line-up and give the youngster the chance he has been waiting for.

The 20-year-old has struggled to get a run of starts in Leeds' team, despite looking their most naturally gifted player, and now is surely the perfect time to give him the opportunities that he craves.

Adryan stated earlier in the campaign that he wanted to stay at Leeds, but that opinion may have changed now he has seemingly fallen out of contention.

The Brazilian youth international has not even been on the bench for some games recently, and that appears to be a waste of his talents.

Although Leeds have been impressive of late, their performances have been built on effort and energy and they have still missed someone with as much creativity as Adryan.

The agile youngster is a different prospect to what defenders are used to facing in the Championship and is unquestionably a match-winner.

Blessed with great pace and skill, he has the ability to dazzle supporters and he is fondly thought of by Leeds fans.

Unfortunately for him, Redfearn does not seem to have the same faith in his ability, but with the season beginning to peter out, the 49-year-old manager could surely benefit from seeing whether Adryan is ready for a role.

If he struggles then Redfearn can finally confirm that his opinion on Adryan was correct, but if the youngster does step-up to the mark then Leeds could find a talisman to lead their promotion push next season.

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