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Casper Sloth comments on playing for Leeds United’s Under-21s

Sloth has spent much of his Leeds career in the Under-21s.

Sloth was signed by Leeds last summer, but he has told TV Yorkshire that his time with the club has been frustrating as he has spent much of his Elland Road career with the Under-21 side.

When asked if his time at Leeds has been frustrating, he said: “Of course it is. I haven’t played in 10 months, or something like that now. But this is football, and you can’t really change anything about it. I can only change it [first-team chances] with my performances on the pitch, so that’s what I’ll do.”

Sloth, 23, was signed from Aarhus last summer, and on paper it looked like a great deal for Leeds.

He was one of a number of players brought in following Massimo Cellino’s purchase of the Whites, and certainly had one of the best previous records.

A nine-capped Danish international, he had amassed over 100 professional appearances with Aarhus, and looked to be the playmaker that Leeds needed to improve their chances of winning promotion from the Championship.

However, his time with Leeds has been much less successful than many expected, with just 14 first-team appearances to his name - and none this campaign.

He was used frequently at the start of last season, under both Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic, but lost his place in the team when Neil Redfearn took charge at Elland Road

He only played a few times after that, and has not made an appearance since the end of February.

Sloth is not short of fitness, and he is playing well in the Under-21 league, and it is merely a case of continuing to impress in Paul Hart’s team to finally be called back up to the first-team.

He is certainly doing enough to impress, and Steve Evans will surely continue to monitor Sloth’s development over the coming weeks.

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