Struijk has yet to make an appearance for Leeds United’s first team.

Oliver Casey’s emergence has raised questions from some Leeds United supporters about another young Whites defender.

Casey was named on the bench for Leeds’ 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town on Saturday, with Liam Cooper injured and Ben White moved into midfield, and came on for his professional debut with five minutes remaining.

A handful of Whites fans had expected to see Pascal Struijk instead, but the Dutchman, who had pulled out of the Under-23s’ win against Sheffield United at the end of last month through injury, was nowhere to be seen.

And his omission was something the following Leeds supporters picked up on.









Srtuijk, though, returned to action against the U23s’ equivalents from the other half of Sheffield on Monday.

And the former Ajax man’s performance drew positive reviews – boding well, perhaps, for his first-team prospects.



Struijk arrived at Leeds from Ajax in January last year and has been named on the bench on four occasions without having made an appearance for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

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