Redfearn: Aidy White offers 'different dimension', no new contract offered yet

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Leeds boss Neil Redfearn believes Aidy White would have offered something different out wide.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has told BBC Radio Leeds that Aidy White hasn't been offered a new contract yet, and also believes he could have added something to the Leeds side this season.

White, 23, joined Leeds at the age of 11, making his debut in 2008 at the age of just 16 in a League Cup game against Crystal Palace.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has proven his versatility, featuring at left back and on the left hand side of midfield, but his Leeds career has been decimated by injuries.

White hasn't even played since the final day of last season, and has missed the entire campaign so far after picking up an injury in pre-season.

The problem for White is that his contract at Elland Road expires this summer, meaning Leeds could look to cut ties with him and let him leave on a free transfer.

White hasn't had the chance to play under Redfearn this season, making it difficult to justify offering him a new deal before the summer.

Redfearn told BBC Radio Leeds tonight that White hasn't yet been offered a new contract, but felt that White would have been able to offer some pace and direction on the left hand side given that Leeds are lacking a natural winger in their squad right now.

"It's been frustrating for Aidy, obviously, because if you think about we've changed to playing with a little bit more width, Aidy would have fallen into that lovely," said Redfearn. "He's got a bit of pace, he goes past people, he'd have given us a little bit of a different dimension there."

"He's a good kid, he's worked really hard. I don't think he's a million miles away now, I think he's back on his road to rehab, so we're hoping that he can have a little bit of football wherever it is or back in training before the season end because we've got to make decisions about these players."

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