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Leeds defender Bryce Hosannah will be eyeing right-back spot after injury return

Leeds United defender Bryce Hosannah has returned from an injury lay-off.

On the club’s official Twitter page, Leeds confirmed that Hosannah was back from injury as he replaced Jack Harrison in an under-23 fixture.

Now, the young right-back will be hoping to impress for the academy side and earn a promotion to the senior squad.

The blueprint is there for Hosannah, especially with an injury crisis at the back.

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Marcelo Bielsa has shown that if you are good enough, you are old enough and he has given many chances to young players this season.

In the current first-team picture, you have Aapo Halme, Jack Clarke, Jamie Shackleton, Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Leif Davis and Tyler Roberts.

Hosannah will be aiming to be the next youngster to break into the first-team after returning from injury.

Bielsa is currently forced into playing natural central midfielder Shackleton, 19, in the right-back position.

With Luke Ayling, Gaetano Berardi and Stuart Dallas all injured, this slot is up for grabs if Hosannah impresses.

The 19-year-old made his comeback on the wing but will be eager to start some games at right-back and catch Bielsa’s eye.

Leeds fans rate the former Crystal Palace youngster highly and he could well be the next wonder-kid to make their Elland Road breakthrough under Bielsa.

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