Three Leeds players at risk of being sold in January: Is youngster’s time up?

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

With Leeds flying on all fronts so far this season there appears to be little chance of this trio breaking into the side.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham,...

Leeds couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season under new manager Thomas Christiansen.

The Elland Road side are top of the Championship thanks to their very healthy goal difference and are through to the round of 16 in the Carabao Cup, where they can test themselves against Premier League opponents.

New signings like Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Samu Saiz have hit the ground running, and Christiansen has quickly established what his best side (and substitutes) looks like.

Unfortunately, that means opportunities for the Whites' fringe players are few and far between and these three in particular could be tempted to move on when the January transfer window opens:

Hadi Sacko

The 23-year-old has featured in just five minutes of Championship action for Leeds this term. That came on the opening day of the season against Bolton and the Frenchman hasn't even made the substitutes bench for a league encounter since.

Christiansen has at least handed him two opportunities in the Carabao Cup, and the 23-year-old showed what he can do by scoring his only goal of the season against Burnley last time out.

Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Hadi Sacko of Leeds United battle for the ball during the EFL Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on November 29, 2016 in...

But with Saiz, Ezgjan Alioski, Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe and Stuart Dallas all ahead of him in the pecking order, his time in Yorkshire looks up.

Eoghan Stokes

Like Sacko, the Irish youngster looks to have too many obstacles blocking his path to the first team, even with last season's key man Chris Wood departing in the summer.

Lasogga’s strong form means even the likes of Pawel Cibicki, Caleb Ekuban and Jay-Roy Grot - all of whom Christiansen has brought in himself - can’t get a look in at the moment and you'd have to expect the Dane to look after those players before Stokes.

That has a knock-on effect for the Irishman, who started the 5-1 Carabao Cup mauling of Newport County in August, but was hauled off after 66 minutes.

With his contract expiring next summer, Leeds may look to move him on.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on before the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

The club’s third-choice goalkeeper hasn’t been able to set foot on the pitch in any competition so far this term.

Rob Green's departure during the transfer window could have elevated Peacock-Farrell's status in the squad, but Christiansen's decision to sign Andy Lonergan suggested the manager doesn't think the 20-year-old is quite ready.

And with rumours of Leeds handing a trial to Polish stopper Kamil Miazek emerging on Twitter, the Darlington-born stopper looks more in greater danger of losing his place in the squad from below than he is to challenging Felix Wiedweld.

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