By Craig Scott

19th Apr, 2022 | 7:15am

Owen Bray hopes to leave Leeds United, will play for Wigan Under-23s on Tuesday night

Leeds United youngster Owen Bray is hoping to leave the Yorkshire club and join Wigan, according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon.

Writing via his Patreon account on Monday night [18 April], the Sun journalist reported that Bray, 18, is out of contract in the summer and wants to leave Thorp Arch.

It is understood that midfielder Bray will play for Wigan’s Under-23s tonight [19 April] ahead of potentially joining the Latics on a permanent basis.

All the best

It’s a shame to see bright young talents leaving Elland Road but this seems to be the best course of action for Bray.

The York-born teenager, who’s eligible for the Republic of Ireland, doesn’t stand much of a chance of breaking into Leeds’ senior side so it might make sense for him to drop down a couple of divisions and try his hand there.

Wigan have developed some good talents in recent years.

Joe Gelhardt and Sean McGurk have both come to Elland Road from the Latics so it’s safe to say they know how to look after their young talents at the DW Stadium.

Bray will play for their Under-23s to start with but could end up breaking into the League One high-flyers’ senior side if he does well there.

Leeds’ academy is one of the best in the country but not every player who comes through it is a hit.

Not every young player is a Kalvin Phillips, you do get players in Bray’s situation and they have to eventually move on.

We just wish the 19-year-old midfielder all the best at Wigan and we hope to see him breaking into their senior squad in the coming years.

In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit says this speedster’s future at Elland Road is “up in the air”.