Aidy White is in contention for an appearance in Leeds United’s final two games of the season after a successful comeback from injury on Monday.
The left-back completed 45 minutes of a development squad match at Thorp Arch this week and is being considered for a role in tomorrow’s Championship game away to Sheffield Wednesday.
White’s season – potentially his last as a United player – has been ruined by a broken foot bone suffered during a pre-season friendly at Chesterfield nine months ago. The 24-year-old, who is out of contract this summer, underwent two operations and looked likely to miss the entire campaign.
But head coach Neil Redfearn said: “Aidy’s done great. He did his 45 minutes. It was what we planned out for him to have.
“Whether he’s in the squad tomorrow or not, we’ll see, but he’s capable of being in it.
“We can involve Aidy now. He’s had his rehab and we can start thinking about him again.”
Young midfielder Lewis Cook, the Championship’s apprentice of the year, will be missing at Hillsborough with the ankle ligament problem which has forced him to sit out the last five games.
Tommaso Bianchi and Zan Benedicic, both of whom had knee surgery earlier in the season, will not feature in either of the last two matches.