Darlington confirm Alex Wollerton's return to Leeds United

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

The young Leeds United midfielder spent just short of a month in the North East.

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Alex Wollerton is back at Leeds United after his loan spell at Darlington ended.

Wollerton spent just under a month with the National League North side, who confirmed his return to Thorp Arch on Thursday afternoon.

And it does not appear that there are any plans to extend the 19-year-old's stay at Blackwell Meadows.

Wollerton, a right-sided midfielder, signed a two-year contract at Leeds in the summer of 2017 and was loaned to North Ferriby United earlier in the campaign.

 

He appeared four times for Darlington in total, but only once as a starter and failed to score in that time.

Wollerton is likely to return to Leeds' Under-23 side, whose existing players could be used to patch up Marcelo Bielsa's first-team squad.

Manager Marcelo Bielsa of Leeds United looks on during the FA Cup Third Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on January 6, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Bielsa is currently without wingers Stuart Dallas and Izzy Brown, having already sanctioned the departure of Samu Saiz to Getafe.

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