Leeds United trialist Peter Poloskei has received a vote of confidence from former Whites striker Bobby Davison.
Davison managed 24-year-old Poloskei at Ferencvaros and said the forward resembled a “young Dean Ashton” when the Hungarian club signed him in 2008.
Poloskei is a free agent who recently completed a trial with Coventry City, and he appeared and scored for Leeds’ Under-21s in their development league win over Wigan Athletic on Monday.
United manager Neil Warnock has spoken repeatedly about the need to add forwards to his squad after the final stages of the summer transfer window passed quietly at Elland Road.
The Football League’s emergency loan market opens at the end of this week and Warnock was invited to bid for DJ Campbell after QPR announced yesterday that the striker had been omitted from their 25-man squad submitted to the Premier League for the first half of the domestic season.
Warnock took Campbell to QPR from Blackpool last summer, paying more than £1million to complete the deal.
Former United striker Rob Hulse – a player Warnock has signed twice in the past – was also left out of Rangers’ squad, making him available for a loan move elsewhere.
But Warnock continues to be hampered by a lack of funds and Leeds took the chance to assess Poloskei during a 90-minute outing in a 3-1 win over Wigan at Elland Road.
Forward Sean Myler – a 19-year-old product of the academy at Everton – also appeared as a substitute.
Davison said: “Peter is big, quick and can finish.
“When I worked with him at Ferencvaros he could have done with believing in himself a bit more but that may have changed. We took him on a free as he seemed a good prospect. Peter was 19 or 20 at the time and in many ways he reminded of a young Dean Ashton. He did well for Ferencvaros.”
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