Chris Dawson admits he would consider leaving Leeds United for a loan spell elsewhere, if it means he would get regular first team action.
The 20-year-old is a product of the Elland Road youth system, and has been described by Under-21 coach Neil Redfearn as an ‘immense’ talent. Indeed, had he been given a longer run in charge of the first team following the dismissal of Dave Hockaday, the 49-year-old admits he would have given the youngster more first team involvement.
As it stands, Dawson has made just one appearance for the Whites, when he was replaced after 57 minutes of their 2-1 home defeat to Derby County in April. The midfielder now feels he may need to leave the Yorkshire club for a loan spell elsewhere, so he can then return to try and force his way into the plans of new head coach Darko Milanic.
“If I can’t get first team football here and am not considered, I’d have no choice but to try to impress elsewhere and hopefully come back and play in the first team here,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “I am ready to push on a bit further now and hopefully get first team football. If it is not here, then hopefully on loan for a month.
“I think it needs to be the next step now for my career. It can be frustrating as in the (past) year, I have been overlooked a little bit. It makes me work harder in training and outside of training. I am very pleased with my form. It is definitely getting better every game and hopefully I can keep pushing on now and we will see where it takes me.”
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