I understand Leeds are looking into Bristol City winger Callum O’Dowda as an option as they pursue a new winger #lufc— Tim Thornton (@SkySports_Tim) January 15, 2019
O’Dowda is a 23 year-old left winger who joined Bristol City from Oxford United in the summer of 2016. He’s made 24 appearances in all competitions this season at Bristol City, scoring two goals and assisting on another four.
He made 28 appearances last year for Bristol City, scoring twice and bagging five assists, including scoring a goal for Bristol City in their victory over Crystal Palace in the League Cup, although he missed the quarterfinal victory over Manchester United and the semifinal loss to Manchester City through injury.
He’s also made 15 appearances for the Republic of Ireland.
He last year for Oxford United, after coming up in the youth system at the club, was in 2015-16 where he scored 10 goals and provided eight assists in all competitions. He was a teammate of Kemar Roofe’s at Oxford, and both of them left after the 2015-16 season that saw Oxford get promoted to League One, the same season that Roofe scored 25 goals and had 12 assists in all competitions to earn him a move to Leeds.
alternative, but James is top of the list.— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 15, 2019
It sounds like this is a “back-up” plan to Daniel James from Swansea City, who has been linked with a move to Leeds. It’s also interesting to note that Craig Dean, who is currently employed by Leeds as a scout, used to work for Oxford United.
O’Dowda will be at least familiar with a few faces at Thorp Arch if he does join, and perhaps he’ll fit in at the club. Either him or James are likely to come in the next couple weeks, but don’t hold your breath for any other reinforcements.