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Leeds United assistant Paul Raynor comments on fringe player's futures

Elland Road

The likes of Tommaso Bianchi and Casper Sloth have been linked with a departure.

Leeds United are attempting to bring in new signings this month to strengthen their position in the Championship.

Of course the club also have plenty of players knocking about they would like to get rid of.

The likes of Tommaso Bianchi, Casper Sloth and Chris Dawson would appear to have no chance of making the grade at Elland Road - at least not under the management of Steve Evans.

Leeds United assistant Paul Raynor took the questions at the pre-match press conference today, ahead of Leeds' meeting with Bristol City this weekend.

He was asked about these players, specifically Bianchi, by BBC Radio Leeds and Raynor admitted fringe players could be on their way out of the club either permanently or on loan:

"I wouldn't want to be specific in terms of names. That wouldn't be fair on the individuals. There is players on the fringes that haven't played a lot of football.

"They need to play football. Whether that be going out permanently or going out on loan.

"We've never been a management team that likes players sitting around not playing.

"Whether it be young players needing to go out and get experience or the older players needing to go out and put themselves in the shop window. Or even showing us by going to another club on loan that they are ready to come back and play a part."

Bianchi and Sloth have been tentatively linked with moves back to Italy and Denmark respectively and it would seem likely both will be allowed to move on.

Leeds would do well to trim the fat, for want of a better expression, in order to clear the wage bill for some more exciting arrivals at Elland Road.

With the transfer window dwindling to its conclusion, expect more movement out of Leeds.

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