Leeds target Scott Malone will be hoping to upset two former clubs if he makes Elland Road loan switch

Scott Malone of Fulham and Hadi Sacko of Leeds United in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on March 7, 2017 in London, England.

Leeds United have been linked with a move for Huddersfield Town defender Scott Malone.

Scott Malone of Fulham and Hadi Sacko of Leeds United in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on March 7, 2017 in London, England.

According to a recent report from ClubCall, Leeds are interested in pursuing a January deal that would see Huddersfield defender Scott Malone move to Elland Road on loan.

Malone only joined the Terriers in the summer having been a part of the Fulham side that reached the play-offs last season, but has struggled to break into David Wagner's side and ClubCall suggest that a temporary exit in January may be on the cards for the full-back.

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.

With none of Vurnon Anita, Gaetano Berardi and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson really stamping their authority on the left-back position this term, it would certainly be a good move for Leeds if they were able to land the 26-year-old.

And if Malone does move to Leeds, he will be hoping that he can upset two of his former clubs as it appears that the Whites may have to go through them if they want to secure promotion this season.

Scott Malone of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith's Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Huddersfield, England.

The current top two in the Championship sees Cardiff on top and Wolves just below, and Malone has an attachment to both having spent time on both of their books earlier in his career.

The defender came through the ranks at Molineux but never made a first-team appearance for the club, instead spending much of his time out on loan before leaving permanently in 2012.

He arrived at Cardiff in 2015 and went on to make over 50 league appearances for the Bluebirds, before moving to Craven Cottage one year later. 

And if Leeds do manage to bring him in in January, he will be hoping to help the Whites get back into the automatic-promotion picture, thus preventing at least one of his old sides from holding onto their current position in the Championship.

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