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Former Leeds player Adryan sent off as disappointing start to fresh loan spell continues

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The ex-Leeds United loanee is yet to make a positive mark since moving to Ligue 1.

When Brazilian midfielder Adryan arrived at Leeds United on loan last summer, the buzz around Elland Road suggested they had bagged the next big thing.

After a spell getting acclimatised with the under-21s, Adryan came off the Leeds bench against Rotherham United and dazzled with an effective cameo performance before starting the next match against Norwich City and setting up a goal in a 1-1 draw.

Another assist followed against Blackpool in a 3-1 victory but that was as good as it got for the 20-year-old, and he would soon find himself out of the first-team setup, playing just 16 minutes of league football in 2015.

As a result it was no surprise Adryan did not extend his loan spell at Leeds, instead moving on to French club Nantes. So how have things gone for the Brazilian in Ligue 1?

In truth: not very well; with the play-maker currently having more red cards to his name than goals or assists and Nantes looking toothless in attack.

It was always going to take Adryan time to settle into his new surroundings, but in four appearances to date the former Leeds player has done little and was sent off at the weekend against Rennes, although in truth his actions only warranted a booking.

Adryan is still young enough to turn things round and become the player many expect him to be, but this season is an important one for him and another disappointing campaign will only further dent a reputation that is not as big as it once was.

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