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Greg Abbott’s response when asked if Casper Sloth should leave Leeds on loan

Leeds midfielder Casper Sloth looks like he could leave Elland Road on loan.

Sloth is still not breaking into the Leeds United first-team, and former Whites coach Greg Abbott has told TV Yorkshire that he should be leaving Elland Road on loan as he needs game time.

When asked if Sloth should leave Leeds on loan, Abbott said: “I think so, if Steve Evans is not going to play him. He’s got a lot of midfield players, a lot of options there. If he’s not playing in Leeds United’s team, I think there are a lot of League One teams who he could do a really good job for. He certainly needs game time, as he hasn’t had enough.”

Sloth has been stuck with the Under-21 side this season, and has not played a single competitive match this term. In fact, he has not played since midway through last season, despite his impressive form for the youth side.

The Danish midfielder, 23, certainly appears to have a level of talent, and has shown his skills at Under-21 level. However, he is going to struggle to impress Steve Evans until he shows this form at a competitive level, which can only be done by going on loan.

Abbott believes that Sloth must leave on loan to prove himself to Evans, as well as to just get some game time to his name - with only 13 competitive fixtures played in almost a year-and-a-half.

Abbott is sure that a number of League One sides will be keen to take Sloth on loan, considering his obvious talent, and dropping down a division could be perfect for the midfielder to rebuild his career with Leeds.

Sloth needs something to catalyse his career after a slow start at Elland Road, and a loan move away from Leeds could be the perfect way to prove he deserves playing time under Evans.

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