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Leeds United’s Neil Redfearn explains why he brought Ross Killock back from loan

Ross Killock has been recalled from his loan at Halifax Town by Championship outfit Leeds United.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has explained to The Yorkshire Evening Post why he decided to recall Ross Killock from his loan spell at Halifax Town.

Killock joined the Conference Premier club on a youth loan from Leeds in January and was scheduled to remain there until the end of the season.

However, the youngster was recently brought back from Halifax, and Redfearn has now given his reason behind the decision.

“Circumstances can affect things and from what I’ve been told, Halifax expected to sell a player to Birmingham,” the Englishman told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “That didn’t happen so Ross wasn’t getting a game.

“No disrespect but not playing at a Conference club isn’t going to do him much good. He’s better than that. I only want the young lads going out if it’s beneficial for them.”

Good decision?

Killock was sent out on loan to Halifax to get playing time, which he was not getting. The defender could make just one league appearance, and there were doubts on whether he would get too many games had he remained with Neil Aspin’s side.

The youngster is unlikely to break into Leeds’s first team anytime soon, but Redfearn can now monitor his progress closely.

There was no point in having a young and talented player away from the club if it was not benefitting him, and Redfearn made the right decision.

Killock can remain at Leeds and perhaps even train with the first team, just so he can get a feel of it.

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