Forgotten Leeds midfielder Eunan O'Kane is missing out on two promotion battles

Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United leaves the field after being sent off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13, 2018 in...

Leeds midfielder was injured at Luton Town.

Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United leaves the field after being sent off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13, 2018 in...

If any Leeds player feels down on their luck in recent weeks, they could do worse than spare a thought for forgotten teammate Eunan O'Kane.

O'Kane was a regular in Leeds' side last year and often became a scapegoat for the club's poor performances towards the end of Thomas Christiansen's reign and the entirety of Paul Heckingbottom's.

This year he is missing out on not one promotion battle but two.

 

The Irish international was not selected as part new Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa's squad in the summer and he was made available for loan.

Leeds sent him out to Luton Town, where he suffered a serious injury in September.

The Whites confirmed O'Kane sustained a fractured tibia and fibula, in just his fourth appearance for the club.

Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

Now while Leeds push for promotion to the Premier League, Luton are battling to win a place in the Championship.

The Hatters sit in first place in League One and look good to reach England's second tier.

O'Kane will be cheering Luton on, and their promotion could be a best case scenario for him.

He likely has little future at Leeds, and as he looks to step up his recovery and get back on track next season, it would be ideal for him to continue his adventure at Luton, in the Championship.

 

Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United and Charlie Mulgrew during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United at Ewood Park on February 1, 2017 in Blackburn, England

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