Banned Leeds midfielder Jordan Stevens returns to training

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 Leeds United youngster was handed a six-week suspension in early September.

Leeds Inited manager Marcelo Bielsa speaks to Jordan Stevens during the match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Leeds United at Bankwest Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Sydney,...

The banned Leeds United midfielder Jordan Stevens is back in training.

Stevens was handed a six-week suspension from all football-related activity at the start of September, after breaching betting rules.

 

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported earlier this week that the teenager can train with Leeds from 10 October - which is in six days' time.

But posting on Instagram on Friday, Stevens shared a video of himself out on the training field - albeit away from his teammates - alongside the caption: "Buzzing to be back".

 

The footage - which has since been deleted - showed Stevens playing a one-two with one unidentified individual, before curling a 20-shot beyond another and into the top corner. There is no suggestion that, by doing so, the former Forest Green Rovers midfielder is in breach of his ban.

Stevens' imminent comeback looks to be well-timed, with his positional rivals Adam Forshaw and Jamie Shackleton currently out injured.

Leeds United's Adam Forshaw during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on August 10, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Stevens was a key member of the Leeds Under-23s side that won the Professional Development League last season, and made his solitary first-team appearance against Stoke in January.

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