Jordan Botaka’s future at Leeds United is in doubt, according to the Yorkshire Post.
Manager Steve Evans has defended the wingers recent absences, saying that the winger “hasn’t shown the ingredients which tell me he should be on the pitch.”
This suggests that his future at the club could be in doubt, as he has not impressed new Head Coach Evans.
The 22 year old winger is expected to be left out of Leeds 18 man matchday squad for their clash at Ipswich Town and his immediate future at the club looks uncertain after they completed the signing of Mustapha Carayol on loan.
Leeds signed the winger from Dutch side Excelsior in the summer but he has only started two games since.
He has not featured for Steve Evans since he played in a 0-0 draw at Charlton four weeks ago.
Despite making four changes and losing players to injury for Leeds cup tie against Rotherham on Saturday, Evans didn’t even find room on the bench for Botaka.
The Leeds head coach said:
“The kid’s working hard but working hard isn’t enough on its own. I can’t fault his endeavour and I can’t fault his desire. I know this chance means so much to him. But on top of all that there has to be end-product and he has to deliver performances. He’s had two or three chances and quite simply he hasn’t shown the ingredients which tell me he should be on the pitch.”
“I’m not saying he can’t get better or won’t get a look-in because I will give players a chance. I started Lewie Coyle against Rotherham when I could easily have given him half-an-hour but half-an-hour wouldn’t have been fair. He’s earned a go. With Jordan, I’m not seeing the quality or the end-product I need to see. It’s that simple.”