Simon Grayson shares his opinion on Sam Byram situation at Leeds United

The Leeds talent scored twice in his comeback to the starting XI.

Leeds United take on Preston North End tomorrow afternoon and go into the game on a high after three positive results on the bounce.

They defeated Hull City and Wolves in their past three matches and a 0-0 draw with Charlton Athletic in between.

Their last game was a 3-2 win against Wolves which saw Sam Byram come back into the first-team. After impressing Steve Evans in training he came back in on the right-hand side of midfield and played fantastic.

He floated around the pitch and picked himself up two goals to point out his importance to the club.

Byram has of course been out of the side after some poor form and his contractual dispute with the club.

But former Leeds boss Simon Grayson cannot believe he has not been playing recently. The Preston boss, who managed Leeds for four seasons, takes his Preston side to Elland Road tomorrow and spoke to BBC Radio Leeds about the game and Byram cropped up:

"I think Sam looked very comfortable coming back into the team.

"I can't quite believe he's not been playing over the last few weeks.

"I think you should always play your better players regardless of any contractual decisions. But that's not my decision."

Of course it was not just his contract issues. Byram was not playing well under Uwe Rosler as an advanced right-winger and the off-pitch issues seemed to be impacting on his performances.

If he keeps up this sort of form however, Grayson might be reluctantly singing his praises tomorrow.

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