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The end of the line for Leeds United attacker Edgar Cani after club confirm injury blow

Edgar Cani has been ruled out for the rest of the season at Leeds United.

Edgar Cani's time as a Leeds United player is surely over after the club confirmed he has been ruled out for the season.

The Albanian striker was one of the six players who pulled out of last weekend's away game with Charlton Athletic, citing an injury.

The club offered an update on their website last night, stating Cani will miss the final two games of the season against Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United.

Cani last played for Leeds on March 7 as a late substitute against Wigan. It is one of just four appearances he has made, all off the bench.

He was signed on loan from Serie B side Catania on transfer deadline day in February, and while expectations are low, Cani has surely confounded even the most pessimistic Leeds United fan with his lack of impact.

He wore the shirt previously vacated by another flop Noel Hunt, but also former hero Luciano Becchio, who head coach Neil Redfearn wanted to sign instead, as reported by SkySports.

The striker had netted just three goals for the Italians this season before signing for Leeds, and Neil Redfearn was clearly unmoved by a forward he did not ask to sign, chosen for him instead by Nicola Salerno.

Chairman Andrew Umbers confirmed this week to the Yorkshire Evening Post that Cani was signed despite the club knowing he had a fitness problem with his knee.

Leeds would surely have been better off giving more chances to Billy Sharp, or even young under-21 forwards Luke Parkin or Brian Montenegro, also on loan.

Cani is officially expected to depart when his contract expires after the season is over, but it would be no surprise at all to learn he is on a plane home already.

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