By Mark Smith

23rd Dec, 2019 | 8:00am

MOT View: Loan report highlights drastic measures Leeds must take in summer

With Marcelo Bielsa running a tight-ship at Leeds United, you would be forgiven for forgetting about some players still at the club.

The Argentine famously prefers to have a small squad, meaning a number of faces were forced out of the club whether on loan or permanently at the beginning of this season.

Players such as Laurens De Bock and Lewie Coyle both featured at the weekend in League One, and it is hard to see any road back for the two defenders.

A recent report from Leeds Live has tracked the progress of a number of loaned-out players, and it doesn’t make for good reading.

Players such as Jay-Roy Grot, Conor Shaughnessy, Pawel Cibicki, and Rafa Mujica all played no part at the weekend – some being unused substitutes.

Their future is certainly looking bleak at Elland Road, given that they can’t even feature for clubs considerably lower down than the Whites this season.

The report certainly highlights the drastic measures Leeds need to take, whether that be in January or the summer. A clear-out could be the best option, as it would make room for Victor Orta to go out and replace some dead wood with fresh faces in West Yorkshire.

No matter how successful we have been under Bielsa, this report gives us all a timely reminder of what life was like before the South American at Elland Road.

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