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Is Tom Adeyemi Leeds United's unluckiest player and could it cost his future at the club?

Cardiff City loanee Tom Adeyemi has hit the woodwork more times than any Leeds United player this season.

Leeds United midfielder Tom Adeyemi faces a crucial few months at the club as he bids to earn a permanent move from Cardiff City.

Yet the loanee has found it difficult to win over head coach Steve Evans, who has brought in Liam Bridcutt - also on loan - and Toumani Diagouraga to compete for central midfield positions.

Adeyemi, also battling Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt, Luke Murphy and Kalvin Phillips, faces a tough task ahead of him, and has spent plenty of time on the bench in recent weeks.

The 24-year-old also has the misfortune of being Leeds United's unluckiest player this season.

He has struck the woodwork four times, with Leeds in total doing on on 11 separate occasions so far in 2015/16.

Adeyemi has two goals in 16 starts to his name, but had a slight margin of error gone in his favour, he could be boasting a far better record of six goals.

This would make him the club's second highest scorer ahead of Mirco Antenucci and only two behind Chris Wood, and would have changed perceptions of his contribution - earning him more opportunities.

Whether you put it down to bad luck, or bad finishing, Adeyemi's Leeds career could have been very different had his efforts been slightly inside the woodwork.

Given the competition now in place, it is fair to wonder whether his near misses could end up costing him his Leeds career, with the club weighing up whether to spend £1 million to sign him permanently.

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