Ian Wright has suggested Sam Byram's contract situation at Leeds United is a disruption for the club.
Former Premier League and England striker Ian Wright has been speaking about Sam Byram's contract situation at Leeds United.
Responding to a caller on BBC 5 Live 606, who was expressing concern over the 21-year-old's focus, following the draw at Reading, Wright offered his perspective.
He said: "It's a point away from home, you've got to take that. Byram will get himself going and get some points... [but] its very disrupting."
Byram has only one year left on his Leeds United contract, and has been linked with moves to the Premier League all summer.
The Mirror last week reported Leeds had begun to re-open talks with Byram's agent, amid interest from Newcastle United.
Wright added of the situation, taking a more general view non-specific to the Leeds star:
"It shouldn't stop you from putting in a shift. Your form might go, and your touch, but you know everyone knows there's interest in you. Its unfortunate but it happens in the Premier League [too]."
The Leeds fan calling BBC 5 Live 606 had phoned in to moan about Byram's performance, adding that his fellow away fans at the Madejski were worried his head was somewhere else as the second half wore on.
Leeds head coach Uwe Rosler told the Yorkshire Evening Post last week he was confident of keeping the versatile star, but while there remains a possibility of him leaving on a free transfer next summer, nervousness will remain among the fanbase.