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Leeds United loanee Jay-Roy Grot loses starting spot to fellow Championship outcast

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Leeds United loanee Jay-Roy Grot loses starting spot to fellow Championship outcast

Leeds United sent out the young Dutchman to try and gain first-team experience.

Leeds United sent out Dutch attacker Jay-Roy Grot on loan again this season, following his term with VVV Venlo in 2018-19. 

The 21-year-old ended the season strongly with the Dutch club and as a consequence earned a dream move to his hometown club Vitesse this summer.

The Netherlands under-21 international has struggled to have a regular impact at Leeds since joining from NEC Nijmegen in 2017 and these loan spells are his best opportunity of proving himself worthy of an extended Elland Road stay. 

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He had a bright start to the season with Vitesse but has, unfortunately, bee impacted by the emergence of another Championship loanee. 

Nouha Dicko joined the club on loan at the start of the month from Hull City. Vitesse boss Leonid Slutsky knew him from his time in charge of the Tigers and his arrival has slowly, but surely, seen Grot deteriorate.

 

Dicko came on for Grot in the 5-0 defeat to PSV two weeks ago. Last weekend, he came on at half-time as Vitesse came from 1-0 down to beat Fortuna Sittard. This week, the Leeds United man was dropped to the bench as Dicko got the start. 

The Frenchman went on to score as Vitesse won 2-1 and Grot now faces a battle getting back into the starting XI. 

If he wants to prove himself at Leeds United then he will first have to earn his place back in the Vitesse starting XI.

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