Leeds United were last month linked with a surprise raid on Huddersfield Town for defender Scott Malone.
This was part owed to a lack of chances being given to the left-back, who has started just two of 11 Premier League games all season.
One of these came at the weekend in a victory over West Bromwich Albion.
Malone really stepped up and provided an assist for Town's winner as the side kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 win.
Not only did he get his second league start of the season, but he excelled, and performed a lot better than his previous chance, a 2-0 loss to Swansea City.
Leeds had been linked due to their inconsistent left-back situation, having failed to buy a replacement for Charlie Taylor in the summer.
Malone would have been an outstanding addition for Leeds, even on a loan deal, but this weekend should have been a turning point for the defender.
He proved to himself and his manager that he can be an asset at Premier League level, and while he has to fight for a starting spot, he must stick with it at Huddersfield.
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