The Yorkshire Evening Post have claimed that League Two side Salford City are keeping tabs on Leeds United youngster Jordan Stevens – who is struggling for regular game time at Swindon Town, under John Sheridan.
Stevens, 20, joined League One Swindon in the summer on a season-long loan – signed by Richie Wellens. But Wellens has since left Swindon to become Salford manager, and Sheridan seemingly prefers other options.
Despite an excellent start in which former Forest Green Rovers star Stevens scored on his debut against Burton Albion, Stevens has started just two of 11 matches under Sheridan with Swindon sitting in a lowly 23rd.
Now, Leeds could recall Stevens and send him on loan elsewhere in order to give him more game time – and further his development. Wellens could nab him for a second time, with Salford interested.
TBR’s view – Salford and Wellens need to guarantee game time
Owned by the class of ’92, Salford are on the rise and pushing for promotion in League Two. The likes of Gary Neville and the other Salford owners will have to convince Leeds that Stevens will play regularly in order to secure a deal.
If they can convince Leeds that Stevens will start more games than he will not, then it is a move that Leeds should look to secure for the winger – who has played six times for the club’s senior outfit.