Liam Bridcutt explains why he'd rather struggle with Leeds than with Sunderland

The Leeds loanee has emphasised the importance of game time for any footballer.

Leeds United loanee Liam Bridcutt admits he is disappointed with the club's Championship form, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds are struggling in the league, although they look relatively safe in the second tier for now. However, Bridcutt admits he is happier at Elland Road and would essentially rather be part of a struggling Championship side than at Sunderland during the relegation battle.

The simple reason for the midfielder is game time.

Indeed, the Leeds loanee would rather be at a club who aren't doing that well as long as he is playing. If Sunderland stay up, they will remain a division about United next term - but what good would that do Bridcutt if he can't get into the Black Cats side?

The 26-year-old is quoted as telling the YEP: "Looking at the league form, you could say I’m a bit disappointed but, other than that, this has been a really good experience for me.

"I’m happier and as a footballer you have to be playing. If you’re not playing then what are you doing?"

Leeds travel Brighton on Monday night, while Sunderland host Crystal Palace at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday.

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