Leeds United: I hope Whites can keep Aidy - Ormsby

Aidy White.
Aidy White.
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Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.

Brendan, I see Aidy White has rejected an initial new contract. How important is it that we keep him. He’s been a revelation this season.

Darren Hall, Morley AS readers of this column will know, I’ve always rated Aidy.

Over the last couple of years, Leeds have really struggled to fill that left-back role and they have tried a few lads there and brought in several on loan and so on and it hasn’t been successful.

Aidy has done a really good job this season. He’s quick and while he’s small, you don’t have to be big to be a successful full-back.

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As long as you have pace; that’s the main thing in a full-back for me, anyway. Aidy has got plenty of that; he’s good going forward and while he’s learning the game, he’s gaining experience all the time.

We obviously don’t know what Leeds have offered him, but if Leeds can keep hold of him, I really think they should. If Aidy’s rejected it, it must be a poor contract they have offered him.

I hope he hasn’t been asking for too much or got too greedy, although I don’t think he will have been. I’m sure he’d like to stay where he is.

I don’t know what Aidy is on at the moment. He’s a young lad who has only just really got himself in the team; maybe if they gave him a bit more than he’s got, he’d have been happy with that.

Maybe promise a few things in the future and if does that and does that, you’ll be on this, for example.

As a young lad, you can be affected by things like this and I just hope he isn’t.

Securing Aidy’s future would be good for the club, he’d be a good signing. He’s been there a long time and knows the players and club inside out and has a feeling for the club. He’s the sort of player we should be trying to keep.

Other teams will obviously rate him. You don’t get many good full-backs these days who are naturally left-footed and obviously Aidy can also play at left-wing-back and in midfield. He can cover three or four positions. It’s very awkward if you aren’t a natural left-footer playing at left-back.

So I’d be trying to keep Aidy and I’d be giving him what he should be worth.

If Aidy does leave, the club have again got to look around and try and find someone equally as good to do his job, which will be hard and pay the wages as well, while hoping he settles into the club straightaway, too.

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