Could Charlie Taylor revert to left-back with Nicky Ajose getting a second chance at Leeds?

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A player who has had little time to prove himself at Leeds United could get another chance under Uwe Rosler.

Leeds United player Charlie Taylor has been speaking to the club’s official website about where he prefers to play on the field, and his comments could see one of Elland Road’s forgotten men given another chance next season.

Taylor took over at left-back following Stephen Warnock’s departure, but he would later be switched to the left wing where, like Sam Byram on the opposite flank, he impressed.

But speaking to Leedsunited.com, Taylor said, “I think I’m more of a left-back; it’s a position I’ve played throughout my career and in the Academy but as long as you’re in the team you can’t complain.”

Former manager Neil Redfearn obviously saw a future for Taylor on the wing, but new boss Uwe Rosler may have other ideas and if the 21-year-old gets his wish to play in his more natural position that will leave a space to fill out wide.

Nicky Ajose started last season in that very position, playing the first two matches of Leeds’ Championship campaign against Millwall and Middlesbrough, but he quickly fell out of favour and it took a loan spell at Crewe Alexandra to get his campaign back on track.

Playing predominantly up front, Ajose scored eight goals and set up an additional five for the League One side, so what chance him getting another chance at Leeds?

With just four senior appearances for the Whites to date, it is fair to say he has not had sufficient time to prove himself, and playing Taylor at left-back and Ajose ahead of him would add width, creativity and additional goal-threat to Rosler’s side.

Only time will tell; but other players have blossomed after getting second chances at Leeds recently – Scott Wootton for one – so why not Ajose?

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