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Leeds midfielder Tommaso Bianchi back to full fitness at loan club Ascoli

The Leeds United midfielder may have played his last game at the club but he is back doing what he does best on loan.

Were it not for a serious injury suffered in pre-season, Tommaso Bianchi may have still been featuring regularly for Leeds United. But instead the Italian is on loan with Serie B side Ascoli as he bids to rediscover his best form.

Prior to his loan switch Bianchi was building up his match fitness for Leeds’ under-21s, and with the arrivals of Liam Bridcutt and Toumani Diagouraga the Italian was never likely to break through under manager Steve Evans.

So how is he getting on back in his homeland?

In a truly awful start he was sent off just 25 minutes into his debut for collecting two yellow cards against Cesena.

Ascoli went on to lose that game 3-0 and Bianchi was subsequently suspended for the 0-0 draw against Latina Calcio.

However, the Leeds player has since returned to the starting line-up and has helped his temporary side go five matches undefeated, with two wins and two draws since he returned from suspension.

Bianchi has also curbed his tempestuous streak, at least a little, collecting two yellow cards in four matches but managing to stay on the field thereafter.

With two 90-minute outings in the last week Bianchi appears to be back to full fitness, and while a permanent move back to Italy is on the cards there could yet be a decision to make among the Leeds hierarchy at the end of the current campaign.

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