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Ian Poveda at Blackpool: How’s it going so far? What’s been said about the Leeds United loanee? 

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Leeds United allowed winger Ian Poveda another move out on loan this season, seeing him join Championship outfit Blackpool.

The Colombian born Englishman went from frequent game time off the bench under Marcelo Bielsa to not a great deal of minutes since. He was always set for another loan this season after seeing his Blackburn Rovers stint last campaign scuppered by injury.

The transfer window just gone did see the 22-year-old seal another Lancashire-based loan move in the Championship, this time with Blackpool.

How is the winger getting on with his new loan move at Bloomfield Road? We take a look here…

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Poveda is right-footed.

How’s it going?

It’s difficult to see Poveda having a future at Elland Road, with more talented youngsters such as Wilfried Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville breaking through as wide options for the Whites.

The loan is a chance to impress for Poveda, and so far he has played six game for the Tangerines, starting three and coming on as a sub in a further three since joining the club late in the window.

He has yet to score or assist but has impressed in some of the games, namely the game against Huddersfield Town where he struck the post in a 1-0 win.

Playing as part of an attacking trio against the Terriers, Poveda did very well, having a hand in everything positive about the visitors’ performance.

If his form can continue to improve, then perhaps it can provide a platform for a permanent move, with Josh Bowler showing there is an environment for a winger to thrive in at Blackpool.

What’s been said?

Sky Sports pundit George Elek on Not The Top 20 podcast spoke about Poveda after the Huddersfield game, he said: “We’ve seen a lot of Blackpool fans lauding the performance of Ian Poveda. It’s no shock to see a Michael Appleton side who have a couple of loanees performing really well.”

Other fans took to Twitter to voice their opinion recently, one said: “Not sure on Poveda. Doesn’t seem to bring anything for me.”

In reply to this comment from five days ago, one other fan voiced their support for Poveda, they said: “I think Poveda could be fantastic this year. Exciting play and seems to be up for it. Corbineau has composure but he just doesn’t look comfortable on the ball.”

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