Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn confirms midfield signing Granddi Ngoyi is injured again

Stadio Renzo Barbera

The French midfielder looks unlikely to play for Leeds at all during his loan spell from Palermo.

In the winter Leeds United snapped up three players on loan from Italian football.

Edgar Cani arrived and has struggled. Sol Bamba on the other hand has become an integral member of the Leeds United back line and one of the form players in the Championship.

As for Granddi Ngoyi, who like Bamba arrived on loan from Palermo, no Leeds fan knows what to expect yet – as he is yet to feature.

He has been suffering with a thigh strain since his arrival and is still waiting his first appearance for the club.

It looked like he would be involved in the game with Blackpool this weekend. In quotes from the Yorkshire Evening Post earlier this week, Neil Redfearn confirmed he was in with a shout of an appearance after featuring for the Under-21s.

That was, however, not the case. Ngoyi was not in the matchday squad and after the game Neil Redfearn confirmed why. He has re-injured himself and his chances of playing for Leeds at all appear to be diminishing.

Speaking to BBC West Yorkshire Sport Redfearn confirmed the news: 

"He’s got a slight reaction to his thigh strain. So that is disappointing because obviously I would have liked to have a look at Granddi at some point.

"We’ll obviously have to see how that settles down."

The way he says ‘I would have liked’ to see Ngoyi in action may in fact suggest he never will. The Frenchman was originally ruled out with this problem at Palermo back in December and it is yet to heal. A reoccurrence would suggest that, with the season drawing to a close, Ngoyi may never get the chance to play for Leeds after all.

A blow for Leeds fans who were excited by his arrival, but it looks as though Ngoyi is destined to be a Leeds injury flop.

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