Harry Redknapp backs Leeds linked Liam Moore's search for regular football

Harry Redknapp

Former Spurs and QPR boss Harry Redknapp finds the situation of Leicester City defender Liam Moore, linked to Leeds, unsatisfactory.

Former Premier League manager Harry Redknapp has told The Independent that he feels Liam Moore needs to be playing regular football.

Speaking about the current England under-21 side, the former QPR, Bournemouth, West Ham and Tottenham boss believes not enough of the team are playing week in and week out.

Redknapp told The Independent: "The centre half, one of them can’t get into Leicester’s team. These guys need to play."

Moore has shaken off a Premier League season where he played only 11 times last season, to become a starter in each of England's opening games at the tournament in the Czech Republic.

He has partnered Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson, with Everton centre-back John Stones suffering a pre-tournament injury which kept him out of the first two matches.

The Express reported just over a week ago that Liam Moore is a loan target for Championship club Leeds United, and is open to a switch.

He said: "The Championship is a really good standard and it is something that is in the back of my mind.

"You can only learn so much on the training pitch. I am eager to learn so if that means more game-time in the Championship, then so be it."

Whatever the rest of the tournament holds for Moore, whose England side have conceded just once in two games, his participation will spur him to want to ensure he does not spend another season sat on the sidelines.

Moore is 22-years-old and this is his last tournament with the under-21 side. If he wants more international experience it will have to be at senior level, and that means regular football - and his desire to step down into the Championship to kick-start his career should be commended, and Leeds should look to take advantage.

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