Has Rosler just given the clearest indication yet that Casper Sloth must leave Leeds for regular first-team football?

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The young Leeds United midfielder has done nothing wrong in training but is still miles away from the first-team if recent selections are any indication.

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler’s recent comments regarding his midfielder Casper Sloth have surely painted the clearest picture yet that the Dane will have to move on if he wants to play regular first-team football.

In comments published by the Yorkshire Evening Post, the Leeds boss said, “Will he get his reward with us or another club? I don’t know. But the way he behaves and works is exceptional. He’s a role model.”

He may well be, but the very fact that Rosler is so full of praise for him and yet still shows no indication of giving him a first-team chance suggests his time at Elland Road is almost up.

If Sloth is working exceptionally in training and still not getting a kick when it comes to the weekend, then things are surely not going to change any time soon.

It is all well and good keeping him in reserve should injuries and suspensions strike, but when he is yet to get a single minute of first-team action this season he has to start thinking about moving on.

If a player is not working hard behind the scenes or if they have a poor attitude, any omission from the squad would make sense. But Rosler is suggesting Sloth is the complete opposite of that, so it appears he is simply not rated highly enough by his current manager in terms of what he can actually offer on the pitch when compared with the other players at his disposal.

Sloth has impressed when he has played for Leeds, and the time may have come when he needs to head out on loan to play regularly before moving on permanently come the summer.

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