Leeds boss Redfearn has good news on Granddi Ngoyi

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Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn says Granddi NGoyi will feature for the under-21s this week.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has told BBC Radio Leeds that fans they can expect to see Granddi Ngoyi in action this week.

The midfielder has not played a single game for the club since signing on loan from Palermo this January, subsequently picking up an injury.

It had been mooted previously by Redfearn that Ngoyi could appear for the under-21s on Friday against Nottingham Forest, a game which ended in a 1-1 draw, but the central midfielder did not make the bench.

Redfearn insists there has been no setback however, and the former France under-19 international will start for the under-21s in midweek.

He said: "Grandi Ngoyi's going to play in under-21s on Tuesday at Palace. If he gets an hour and he feels ok, comes through it, we might be able to put him in at some point."

With little to play for in the Championship beyond pride at this stage, there is no need to rush Ngoyi into action, but there is also a chance for him to get some game time when he is fully healthy, so Leeds can have a proper look at him.

A former PSG midfielder, Ngoyi comes with real pedigree, and his Palermo clubmate Sol Bamba has made an instant transition to Championship football.

He will not come cheap in the summer should Leeds want to buy him permanently, but so far he has not been able to give them anything to go on for which to base a decision, and the final few games of the season will act as an audition for him.

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