Sam Allardyce admits that Leeds United loanee Liam Bridcutt should not return to club

Sam Allardyce Press Conference 12/02/2014

The Scotland international has been on loan at Elland Road.

Earlier in the month Leeds United managed to complete the renewal of Liam Bridcutt's loan deal from Sunderland.

The one-time Scotland international has been superb since arriving at Elland Road and the hope will obviously be that the deal will become permanent at the end of the season.

Now Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has been discussing the future of the midfielder in less than glowing terms.

He is quoted by the Shields Gazette as making it clear Bridcutt's future is not with The Black Cats, surely giving hope to Leeds fans over a potential permanent move.

Allardyce commented:

“Obviously we’ve let Bridcutt extend his loan at Leeds United and realistically from his and our point of view, he shouldn’t come back here.

“He’s found it extremely difficult here and he’s made it clear that he doesn’t like the place.

“That’s an easy decision."

Bridcutt has played eight times since arriving from Sunderland and has added some real steel to the Leeds United midfield.

Sitting in front of the back-four the former Brighton midfielder has been a prominent figure for the Yorkshire club and will be hoping to continue such performances for the rest of the season.

Bridcutt is believed to have interest from several other parties, but if Leeds can get the finances together it certainly seems as though Sunderland will be willing to sell them Bridcutt in the summer.

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