Steve Evans suggests 24-year-old midfielder has a future at Leeds

Tom Adeyemi joined Leeds United on loan from Cardiff City in the summer of 2015.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has suggested to The Yorkshire Evening Post that Tom Adeyemi has a future at the club.

Adeyemi joined Leeds from Championship rivals Cardiff City on a season-long loan deal in the summer of 2015.

The 24-year-old midfielder’s current contract with Welsh outfit Cardiff runs until June 2017.

Evans has suggested that Adeyemi could remain at Elland Road beyond the summer despite his lack of chances in recent weeks.

“The most important thing in all this is Tom himself,” the Scotsman told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “Tom has had, I would say, a good number of starts under myself.

"At times we’ve felt he’s been the best player on the pitch and at others we’ve felt he’s not been as good as he can be.

“But, at the minute, we have to make sure we give people a chance. If Tom has a strong end to the season there’s nothing to say that, come the end of the season, he won’t be part of it here.”

Adeyemi has scored two goals and created eight chances in 21 Championship appearances for Leeds so far this season.

The former Norwich City and Birmingham City midfielder has a pass accuracy of 77% and a shot accuracy of 29%, and has won 21 headers, three dribbles and 30 tackles.

Leeds are 15th in the Championship table at the moment with 44 points from 35 matches.

The West Yorkshire outfit are nine points above the relegation zone and 12 points behind Sheffield Wednesday, who are currently sixth in the standings and occupy the final playoff spot.

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