Leeds United v Watford: Four-goal Hall will be in bench for Hornets

Ryan Hall.
Ryan Hall.
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Ryan Hall will reclaim a place in Leeds United’s senior squad tomorrow after demonstrating his improved fitness with a four-goal outing on Wednesday afternoon.

Hall has been promised at least a seat on the bench against Watford following his deadly display in a development league fixture between Leeds and Derby County.

The on-loan Southend United winger appeared in the youth-team game after Warnock chose to leave him out of Tuesday’s Championship match at Burnley.

Hall has played a peripheral part for Leeds since joining the club last month due to a lack of match fitness but he impressed Warnock by inspiring a 5-0 win over Derby with four goals either side of half-time.

A decision on whether to start Hall against Watford rests on United’s attempt to secure another player in the loan market, with Warnock saying: “I’ve thought about it but a lot depends on whether I bring anyone in.

“He’s not far away and he’ll definitely be on the bench tomorrow. I watched him at Derby and he took his goals well.

“We took him out of the firing line last week and he worked hard in training. It’s benefited him.

“He’s not unfit as such because he has done some training but not at the level that we’re training at.”

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