Rodolph Austin is expected to make a belated debut for Leeds United at Burton Albion on Tuesday with the midfielder now due to arrive in England on Sunday. (July 5)
Austin had been pencilled in for his first Leeds appearance in this afternoon’s friendly at Preston North End but a delay in receiving an entry visa kept the 27-year-old in Jamaica last night.
United are awaiting Austin’s arrival almost two weeks after signing him from Norwegian club SK Brann but manager Neil Warnock expects to welcome him to training on Monday morning after being told that Austin is scheduled to fly out from Jamaica tomorrow.
Leeds’ game against Burton is their last of seven friendlies and the final warm-up before next weekend’s Capital One League Cup first-round tie against Shrewsbury Town. Their Championship season begins at home to Wolves seven days later.
United are also hoping to seal the signing of Lee Peltier in time to give him a pre-season run-out with the squad at Elland Road.
Leeds and Leicester City have agreed a fee for the full-back but the move appears to hinge on Peltier agreeing a severance package with City. He trained with Leicester on Friday but is still in line to become Warnock’s 10th summer recruit.
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