Could Steve Evans find a place for Ross Killock in Leeds United's first-team squad?

Elland Road pitchside

What does the future hold for the young Leeds United defender?

Leeds United manager Steve Evans will have been hoping for a far better start to life at Elland Road after replacing former manager Uwe Rosler, but as it is he will have to make do with two points from his first three matches in charge.

Leeds' current playing squad have not yet shown they can climb up the table under the stewardship of the former Rotherham United manager and that could lead to more than a few changes in the weeks and months ahead.

In the short term, Evans may well look to emergency loan moves while he waits for the January transfer window, but he also has the option of giving some of his academy players a chance, and one whose versatility could come in very handy is Ross Killock.

Killock is a 21-year-old centre-back whose Leeds future may not be as clear as he would have hoped at this stage of his career given that he has less than a year left on his current contract.

This was always going to be a make-or-break season for Killock but there is still time for him to impress his new manager and get that senior breakthrough he will so desperately crave.

Predominantly a centre-back, the Leeds youngster can also play at right-back or as a central midfielder and that versatility means Evans could find a use for him in time, especially if some of his senior stars continue to disappoint.

With every month that ticks by Killock will know he could join the list of young players who have not made it at Leeds, but one chance may be all he needs to show he can follow in the footsteps of the likes of Lewis Cook and Charlie Taylor.

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