With December almost upon us, several of the loanees are playing their last matches with their temporary clubs. Cibicki, Coyle, Kitching, Wilks and O’Kane are all scheduled to rejoin Leeds sometime during the winter transfer window. It should be interesting to see which of them go back on loan or stay with the club.
Jay-Roy Grot - FW, VVV-Venlo
Just after his recent U21 appearance for the Netherlands, Grot turned in yet another solid performance in his side’s gritty 2-2 draw that saw four yellow cards, a straight red, and 23 fouls. The 20-year-old got off 2 shots and, though he only had 10 the entire year before this match, completed 4 successful dribbles. His only area of struggle was his passing, where he only completed a dreadful 54% of his passes.
Jay-Roy Grot | Player expected to return to Leeds United in summer, and will be better prepared.— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) November 29, 2018
Talks about taking on a mental coach, trouble with Leeds fans, and the tragic loss of his niece who was murdered by a burglar.https://t.co/PI0ncjiMOD #lufc #mot pic.twitter.com/60qLWzler5
Mallik Wilks - FW, Doncaster Rovers
Leeds fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because Wilks returned just one week after suffering a potentially serious injury. He came on in the 83rd minute for his club, which indicates that he should be fully back next week. He made another appearance as a sub in the Rovers’ 2-0 win against Blackpool on Tuesday.
Paudie O’Connor - CB, Blackpool FC
O’Connor finally made it back to the bench for Blackpool’s two games, but did not feature in either of them.
Laurens de Bock - LB, K.V. Oostende
De Bock continues to be a significant part of Oostende’s backline, and he played all 90 minutes in their 2-1 loss to Kortrijk this past weekend.
Paweł Cibicki - FW, Molde FK
The Eliteserien’s season has officially ended, and it looks like Cibicki will get a chance to compete for playing time at Elland Road. He did not play in Molde’s last game, but he helped the Norwegian team to end on a hot streak that will see them join the Europa League next season.
Lewie Coyle - RB, Fleetwood Town
Coyle played 180 minutes this week in Fleetwood’s two matches, which were a win and a loss.
Tyler Denton, LB, Peterborough United
Denton got the start for Peterborough’s draw with Coventry, and then was given Tuesday off for their 1-0 home win against AFC Wimbledon.
Liam Kitching - LB, Harrogate Town AFC
Kitching scored in the 25th minute for Harrogate against Salford City in a 3-2 loss. It was a standard goal off of a corner kick, as Kitching was able to redirect a header from one of his teammates. With his third goal of the season, he has clearly proven that he can handle himself offensively.
Vurnon Anita - CM, Willem II
Once again, Anita got the start for Willem and passed the ball well (90% completion), but the veteran defensive midfielder was unable to help his side in any other way.
Hadi Sacko - RM, UD Las Palmas
Sacko did not make the squad once again.
Alex Machuca - FW, Burgos CAM
Machuca did not see the pitch with Burgos this weekend.
Adrián Balboa - FW, Terrassa FC
Balboa started again for Terrassa, but was taken off after 54 minutes in their 1-1 draw.
Oriol Rey - CM, UB Conquense
Rey started for Conquense and played the entire game.
Oliver Šarkić - FW, Barakaldo CF
Sarkic did not make the squad for Barakaldo.
Yosuke Ideguchi - CM, Greuther Fürth
Ideguchi is out for the year with a partially torn PCL.
Eunan O’Kane - CM, Luton Town
O’Kane is also out for the year with a broken leg.