Leeds name recent Huddersfield and Blackburn trialist Joshua Rae in squad for Sardinia trip

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.

Rae has spent time with both Blackburn Rovers and Huddersfield Town since announcing his departure from 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.

Leeds United have announced on their official website that Joshua Rae will travel with Marcelo Bielsa's squad to Sardinia this weekend - despite having trialled with their Championship rivals, Blackburn Rovers and Huddersfield Town in recent weeks.

Rae, announced his departure from Leeds at the end of last season, recently posted footage of himself in Blackburn training gear and was later named on the bench for Huddersfield's Under-19s.

 

In between, the goalkeeper appeared as an unused substitute the Whites' friendly at Tadcaster Albion, and the club's latest announcement only increased the level of confusion surrounding his situation.

It is possible that Rae is simply making up the numbers, with his fellow shot-stoppers Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Kamil Miazek and Will Huffer all absent.

Leeds United's Bailey Peacock-Farrell during the Sky Bet Championship match between  City and Leeds United at Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

A number of Leeds youngsters have made the cut, with the Whites due to face Cagliari on Saturday.

But there is no place either for Barry Douglas, Stuart Dallas, Ezgjan Alioski,Jamie Shackleton, Jack Harrison, Tyler Roberts or Ryan Edmondson.

More Ayl-ments...

Leeds announced in their statement that the Whites right-back, Luke Ayling, will be out for 'a period' after undergoing ankle surgery.

Luke Ayling of Leeds United acknowledges the fans following the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on April 28, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Leeds, Blackburn, Huddersfield or none - where will Rae be plying his trade this season?

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