Aidy White reveals disappointment at final Leeds United season

New York Stadium interior, Rotherham

The new Rotherham signing is focused on playing football for his new club after moving across Yorkshire on a free transfer.

Former Leeds favourite Aidy White has opened up to the Yorkshire Evening Post about his devastating injury problems last season, as he prepares to make a new start at Rotherham United.

White, who played 106 times for Leeds, was out with a metatarsal injury for almost the entire season in this last campaign, his 13th year with the Elland Road outfit, having joined at the age of 11 in 2002.

He only made his return to the pitch in Leeds' final game of the season, against the side that would be his future employers.

Even then, the 23-year-old only had a 20 minute run out from the bench against Rotherham.

"I just want to get back playing," White told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I was out injured for most of last season and want to get back playing, as most professionals want to do, at the highest level. Keeping in the Championship was one of my priorities."

Leeds had seven managers during White's time at the club, and he will be looking forward to settling in at another Yorkshire outfit now he's fit again, surely hoping that Rotherham can keep the level of stability that his old club struggled for in recent years.

“There’s no (injury) problems at all now and it has all been sorted and I am back fit and playing full-time," he said.

“It was very frustrating. All professional footballers just want to play football. Obviously, watching the team every week in the stands is not ideal and to be out with a fractured metatarsal for such a long period of time was probably a bit harder to take as well.”

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