Leeds United: Owen Bray spell seems to be over after Wigan team news reveal on Tuesday
Owen Bray’s time as a Leeds United player looks to be over after he appeared to turn out for Wigan’s Under-23s yesterday.
On Tuesday [19 April], Wigan confirmed on their official Twitter account that two trialists played in their Under-23s clash against Hull City.
While the identities of these two trialists were not revealed, it’s safe to assume that one of them was 19-year-old Leeds midfielder Bray.
That’s because on Monday night [18 April], Sun journalist Alan Nixon reported that Bray was due to play for Wigan’s Under-23s ahead of potentially signing for the League One club.
Nixon claimed that the York-born youngster wants to leave Leeds this year and join Wigan permanently.
Ahead of that move happening, it looks as though Leeds have granted permission for the Ireland-eligible teen to leave for the Latics.
We can hardly say that it’s a blow for Bray to leave.
His decision is understandable as the 19-year-old hasn’t once featured for Leeds’ Under-23s side this season.
Last season, Bray played just four times for the Under-18s in the Under-18 Premier League, barely making the squad for the young Whites.
At Wigan, there’ll be a chance for him to start afresh and also boost his chances of earning first-team football for a team lower down the pyramid.
There’s no doubt that Joe Gelhardt and Sean McGurk would have given Bray a good review of Wigan’s set-up too with both of those two Leeds players joining the Yorkshire giants from the Latics in the last couple of years.
We wish Bray all the best at Wigan.
But let’s hope things go better for him than his trial on Tuesday did as he turned out in a 2-1 defeat for his potential new side.
In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit says this speedster’s future at Elland Road is “up in the air”.