There will be no Leeds United reunion for Rotherham United star Aidy White this weekend

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There will be no Leeds United reunion for Aidy White this weekend.

Aidy White will not get the opportunity to face former club Leeds United this weekend.

Rotherham United confirmed via their club website that White has been sent on loan to League One side Barnsley.

White has made nine appearances for Rotherham since joining the Millers this season, but struggled to convince new boss Neil Redfearn.

Redfearn know White well having overseen his progress at Leeds United, and also knows how injuries have curtailed his development, which led to the Leeds releasing him this summer, seven years after he made his debut as a 16-year-old.

White's only game for Leeds last season came on the final day of the campaign when the club faced Rotherham, in Redfearn's last match as head coach.

His performance convinced Steve Evans to sign him for Rotherham in the summer, who is now the current boss at Leeds.

He can't come back to haunt Leeds, or Evans, at Elland Road this weekend - but Neil Redfearn very well could, and is searching for his first win since taking charge at the club.

Redfearn suggested White still can have a future at Rotherham, but this was the right short-term move for him.

He told the club website: "It is important that the players who haven’t had a clear sight of the first team get regular competitive football.

“If that means going out to get some games then so be it, because if we need to be able to call on them, we know that they have been out playing at a good level.

“Aidy has done that and we will be keeping a close eye on his progress." 

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