LEEDS UNITED’S Aidy White is poised to make his long-awaited return from injury in tomorrow’s season finale at home to Rotherham United.
The left winger and former Academy graduate has been plagued by injuries and last appeared for the Whites competitively in the final game of last season – a 1-1 draw at home to Derby County.
The 23-year-old looked poised to finally join the fray when warming up on the sidelines as a substitute in last weekend’s 2-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday, but he now seems destined to play at least some part in tomorrow’s Championship curtain call at Elland Road.
Head coach Neil Redfearn said of White: “Aidy’s something that we’ve not really had – a genuine wide player with pace and a dribbler who goes past people.
“If we can get Aidy some of the game on Saturday then definitely. I’m a fan of Aidy’s, he’s one of our own and we can utilise him going forward.”
Tomorrow’s match is a dead rubber on paper with both sides safe from relegation but Redfearn said: “They’ve had their celebrations but I know they’re professional enough to go out on Saturday and play.
“It went to watch them against Reading. It was a nervy affair for 45 minutes. They scored two quick goals after half-time and it settled them down.
“But they were up for it and whenever you play a Steve Evans side, you know they’ll compete and they’ll be up for it.”