Teenager Louis Hutton was back in a Leeds United shirt yesterday for the first time since his controversial defection to Manchester City.
The 19-year-old midfielder featured as a trialist in a development squad win over Coventry City, more than four years after making headlines with a move to City.
City paid Leeds £800,000 in compensation for Hutton – then only 14 years of age – and another prospect, George Swan, after both players quit the Leeds academy in the summer of 2009. Hutton has been made available for transfer by City and is currently working with Leeds. He appeared as a second-half substitute during a 2-1 win against Coventry. Afolabi Coker and Zac Thompson earned United their victory while Scott Wootton stepped up his comeback from injury with a 90-minute outing alongside ex-Aston Villa defender Richard Bryan.
Bryan is understood to be taking up a contract at Leeds until the end of the season. Former Peterborough striker Shaquille McDonald also played for an hour.