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2 Leeds United players that could benefit from an EFL loan

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While Leeds United are still waiting to add to their first-team squad during the January transfer window, we are starting to see departures from Elland Road now the market is open.

It was announced on Wednesday night that right-back Cody Drameh has completed a temporary departure from Elland Road, joining Cardiff City on loan until the end of the season.

Having made five first-team appearances for Leeds so far this season, the 20-year-old will be hoping to enjoy more regular game time during his stint with the Championship club.

So with that in mind, we’ve taken a look here, at two other Leeds player that could be helped by making a similar loan move this month.

Charlie Cresswell

One position where Leeds may have the options to be able to afford to let someone out on loan this month, is at centre back.

With Liam Cooper, Diego Llorente, Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk all on the book, and Leo Hjelde’s performance at West Ham in the FA Cup at the weekend showing he could be a reliable option as well, Cresswell is one who it could be worth the Whites sending out on loan.

Having made six first-team appearances for Leeds already, the 19-year-old centre back looks to be at the stage of his career, where he could benefit from the challenge of regular game time, meaning a loan move could certainly make sense.

Sam Greenwood

At the other end of the pitch, one player who arguably finds himself in a similar position to Cresswell, is Sam Greenwood.

With Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo Moreno both closing in on returns from injury, and Tyler Roberts and Joe Gelhardt to return as well, there are plenty of centre forward options for Leeds to call upon even if Greenwood is loaned out.

Indeed, having been prolific at youth level, it may now be time for the 19-year-old to test himself in the senior game, and with Swansea having previously been credited with an interest, there may be no shortage of interest in the attacker, if he can recover from the injury he picked up at West Ham in the Cup.

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UCLan Sports Journalism graduate. Have been working for Leeds All Over since summer 2020, and can only be found writing on Football League World.

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