Yet-to-be-seen Leeds United winger Ian Poveda has taken to Instagram after being allowed to return to training at Thorp Arch on Wednesday.

As confirmed by a Leeds spokesperson, the club is allowing players to use the training facility in order for them to exercise alone and limit interaction they would have likely had more of in public spaces.

Leeds’ official Twitter account showed that Matuesz Klich, Stuart Dallas and Bryce Hossanah had all been running by themselves and it seems that Poveda also went through a similar drill on what has been the hottest day of the year so far.

On Wednesday, Poveda uploaded a sweaty image of himself on his Instagram story, saying: “Playtime done.”

Poveda doesn’t look the happiest in the picture and it is clear he might be in need of a haircut, but the former Manchester City winger will no doubt be pleased to have been back at Thorp Arch ahead of group training sessions starting up again on Monday.

Leeds’ players will only be able to train in small groups while maintaining social distancing rules but still, it is a major stride towards second-tier football returning and the Whites being able to see out their bid to win promotion to the Premier League.

Poveda is yet to make an appearance in Leeds’ first-team but he might be in Marcelo Bielsa’s plans once the season is up and running again based on the fact he’s been one of the first players back at Thorp Arch.


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