Former Neil Redfearn favourite Isaac Assenso released by Scunthorpe United, six months after Leeds release

The talented midfielder has not made the grade with the League One outfit.

In the summer Leeds United released talented youngster Isaac Assenso, which certainly came as a surprise to some.

At the start of last season, then academy chief Neil Redfearn was high in his praise for the combative midfielder - who can also play at centre-back.

He told the club's official website in August last year, after Assenso had starred in a youth game against Ipswich Town:

"Isaac Assenso, who was a second half substitute, was our best player and his dominance in midfield went a long way to our good second half display."

However Assenso must not have developed over the season in the way Leeds would have liked.

In the summer, after a successful trial spell, Assenso signed on with Scunthorpe United on a free transfer after a release from Thorp Arch.

He signed a one-year deal at Glanford Park in June but things did not work out at the club.

He had a spell on loan with National Premier League Division One North outfit Scarborough Athletic but never made an appearance for Scarborough.

Yesterday however it was explained by the League One club that the former Leeds star had been released by the club.

Time will tell if this former Neil Redfearn favourite makes it in football post-Leeds, or if Redfearn himself might hand him a chance at Rotherham, but it seems he may not make the grade in the Football League.

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