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Neil Redfearn comments on potential Leeds deal for Billy Whitehouse

Doncaster's Billy Whitehouse

Leeds are set to add Billy Whitehouse to their squad.

Doncaster's Billy WhitehouseDoncaster's Billy Whitehouse

Former Leeds boss Neil Redfearn has given a lukewarm backing to the club signing Billy Whitehouse, speaking to Radio Yorkshire.

Radio Yorkshire reported last night on the Yorkshire Football Show that Whitehouse is expected to sign with Leeds from Doncaster Rovers.

The Star reported just last week that Whitehouse had been transfer listed, and a deal for him to switch to Leeds is believed to be imminent.

Whitehouse is not necessarily going to be making an impact for the first team right away, and Redfearn shares that view.

He said: "Whitehouse, I've seen him a couple of times. Whether good enough for the first team is debatable but it shows they [Leeds] are looking for all areas, to supplement the under-21s as well.

"Time will tell whether these players coming in are the right types."

Former Leeds United manager Neil RedfearnFormer Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn

Whitehouse, 20, is a central midfielder who made his debut two years ago for Doncaster, but has been unable to establish himself in the club's first team plans.

The youngster has made 11 first team appearances for the club, and was loaned to non-league Halifax Town last season.

He would be 'one for the future' at Leeds, if he can seal a deal, and hope to rise through their under-21 squad into the first team.

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