Steve Evans confirms Leeds loanee Tom Adeyemi has been axed due to poor form

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Leeds United's Tom Adeyemi, on loan from Cardiff City, has been dropped due to poor form.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has confirmed midfielder Tom Adeyemi has been axed due to poor form.

Currently on loan from Cardiff City, Adeyemi has been in and out of the side since Evans was appointed, featuring more regularly under the head coach who brought him in prior to his sacking, Uwe Rosler.

Adeyemi has started only one game for Leeds since December 12, and was not even on the bench this week against Ipswich Town, with youngster Kalvin Phillips preferred.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, Evans did not attempt to hide the reason he has not been playing behind injuries or illness, but did not rule out a return at some stage.

He said: "It's a form issue. We thought he was sloppy, looking laboured. We took him out and [decided to] rest him, it doesn't mean he doesn't have a part to play."

Adeyemi's place in the side has very much been taken over by Liam Bridcutt, signed by Evans on loan from Sunderland until the end of the season.

Wales Online reported that it will cost Leeds £1 million to make Adeyemi's move permanent, and he needs to step it up and improve to convince the club that this is a figure worth paying.

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