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Could Steve Evans' Leeds exit and Paul Hart's interim appointment be Casper Sloth's only hope of first-team return?

The Leeds United midfielder is clearly rated by his coach at under-21 level.

Leeds United midfielder Casper Sloth does not appear to have impressed Whites manager Steve Evans since the former Rotherham United boss arrived at Elland Road.

Despite his impressive contribution for the under-21s, his previous promising showings for the first-team and the fact that Leeds are crying out for an attacking midfielder considering their lack of goals this season, Sloth seems as far away from a senior call-up as ever.

But there could be one scenario, no matter how unlikely, that sees Sloth add to his 15 appearances for Leeds before he does eventually leave for good.

It seems almost a weekly occurrence now that Leeds' under-21 coach Paul Hart praises Sloth for his great attitude both in training and for the second string.

Indeed he was at it again after Leeds’ youngsters lost 3-1 to Hull City on Monday, so could Hart be the key to Sloth’s salvation?

Following the Whites’ 4-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion this week rumours began to circulate that Evans’ time at Elland Road could be coming to an end.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino recently went on record to say the manager was perfectly safe (in comments published by the Guardian among others), but if results take a turn for the worse and Evans is dismissed before the end of the current campaign, Hart is the ideal candidate to step in for the short term.

If he really rates Sloth as highly as it seems, he could in turn bring the Danish midfielder in from the cold.

The theory is of course full of ifs, buts and maybes, but such is Sloth’s current predicament that really could be the only way he runs out for the first-team again.

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