Jordon Mutch may wish Leeds move had happened - will they?

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

The Crystal Palace midfielder was a rumoured Leeds United target back in August.

Jordan Mutch of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring their second goal during the Pre Season Friendly match bewteen Maidstone United and Crystal Palace at the Gallagher Stadium on July 15,...

Though Jordon Mutch's fortunes may have marginally improved since Roy Hodgson took over at Crystal Palace, there's a part of the Eagles midfielder likely to wish he'd gotten his move to Leeds United.

The 25-year-old was linked with the Yorkshire side in August, albeit by the Sun, however nothing came of the Whites' alleged interest and he remained a Palace player, despite talk of a deadline day switch to Burton Albion.

Nevertheless, Mutch is still awaiting his first appearance of the season, although he has been named as a substitute in each of the Croydon club's last two fixtures in league and cup - which is more than he was getting under Frank de Boer.

Frank de Boer, Manager of Crytal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town at Selhurst Park on August 12, 2017 in London, England.

Had he moved to Leeds, there's a good chance the player, who cost Palace £5.75 million in January 2015, would have seen a lot more action - especially after a couple of questionable displays from Kalvin Phillips and Eunan O'Kane at the weekend, albeit having been afflicted by minor injuries.

At this stage, a player like Mutch, who ended last season at beaten play-off finalists, Reading, and whose CV features a Championship title with Cardiff City, could be extremely useful to Leeds.

Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

And while head coach Thomas Christiansen does have Mateusz Klich, Ronaldo Vieira and Vurnon Anita available should he wish to mix things up after the international mistake, if those experiments fail, Mutch may not be the only one wishing his Elland Road move had materialised.

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