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Leeds youngster Bryce Hosannah sent on loan to Bradford City

The young defender has been in need of minutes for a while now, and he’s now on his way to Bradford.

Leeds United U23 v Wolverhampton Wanderers U23 - Under 18s Premier League
Hosannah features for the Leeds under-23s, scoring the opener of their 2-2 draw with Wolves.
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Bryce Hosannah signed for Leeds United in the summer of 2017 from Crystal Palace. Since then, he’s been a mainstay in the Leeds under-23s as a versatile defensive option playing at centre-back and full-back.

Hosannah performed well in the 23s most recent match in the PL2, a 3-1 win over Sunderland in which we gave him a rating of seven out of 10.

However, despite being a well-known face among the young players at Thorp Arch, he is yet to make his first team debut for the Whites at the age of 21. Hosannah needs game time and now he’s hopefully going to get it in League 2 with fellow Yorkshire side Bradford City.

Earlier this year Hosannah’s father, Roger told the YEP that his son nearly left in the 2020 January window with a “firm offer“ from Scotland being blocked by Victor Orta. This suggests that he is valuable to the club despite his lack of minutes, with Roger Hosannah saying:

“I know there were some conversations (under-23 boss) Carlos Corberan had with more senior 23s players, Bryce included, regarding loans and Bryce had a number of approaches in January but Carlos had made it clear the club wanted him to stay.

“We tested the club, a Scottish Premier League team made a firm offer and Victor declined so his focus has just been on fighting for a place and trying to do his best for the 23s.”

It is now expected that Hosannah is due to go out on loan with Bradford City for more minutes, and hopefully he’ll get to show just how talented he is.