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Does Leeds United's Casper Sloth dare that chances will be different under Garry Monk?

Casper Sloth - Leeds United

Is it a new start too many for Casper Sloth?

Swansea City manager Garry MonkSwansea City manager Garry Monk

Leeds United are hoping for a new future under recently appointed head coach Garry Monk, but for one player in particular, it could be a fresh start too many.

Casper Sloth has become the club's forgotten man, with his career stalling ever since signing for Leeds two summers ago.

Casper Sloth - Leeds UnitedCasper Sloth - Leeds United

When Sloth came to Leeds he arrived with a blossoming reputation as a senior Denmark international, but he has barely featured despite being fully fit.

In two seasons he has made only seven Championship starts, and failed to win over recent head coaches Neil Redfearn, Uwe Rosler, and Steve Evans.

England's Jack Wilshere (C) in action with Denmark's Emil Larsen (R) and Casper SlothEngland's Jack Wilshere (C) in action with Denmark's Emil Larsen (R) and Casper Sloth

Despite this Sloth, just 24, has remained professional despite being constantly overlooked, and scored regularly for the under-21 team instead.

The question is, does he dare hope that under new head coach Garry Monk, his chances will be different?

Casper Sloth  - Leeds United in actionCasper Sloth - Leeds United in action

If he remains upbeat and comes back determined to impress in pre-season, then he will indeed have another fresh start to impress a manager, but Sloth may be better off investing his energy now in trying to secure a move away from the club.

With successive managers overlooking him for the first team, it would indicate that there are big doubts over his suitability to play in the Championship, and if he is too lightweight.

The trouble is for Sloth is that he has not had a run of consistent games at Leeds to adapt. In his debut season he would be in for one game then out for the next five, while last season he was not used at all.

Is he going to get the chances he needs next season under Garry Monk, who like the rest of the Leeds bosses, knows he has little time to experiment, and must win now?

The writing appears to be on the wall for the Dane, and while there is a slim chance of an unlikely starring role next season, it remains just that.

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