He went from playing for Denmark to signing for Leeds United, yet failed to make an impact at Elland Road – that was Danish midfielder Casper Sloth’s lot.

However, after leaving Leeds and heading back to his native Denmark, Sloth is back on these shores and in the SPL with Motherwell.

It was a strange move indeed was Sloth’s signing from Aarhus GF, the central midfielder arriving at Elland Road in the midst of the turmoil that was Massimo Cellino’s reign of madness at the club.

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He signed during the 2014/15 season, but mainly saw action for the Under-23s at Elland Road. He was a mixture of on the bench or not involved in his first season in English football, making just 13 appearances in that season’s Sky Bet Championship.

It was a season where he provided just one assist, vs Reading in a 2-0 win, before dropping into relative obscurity. Still on the books the following season, Sloth featured on the bench just three times, failing to make an appearance.

With his future not at Elland Road, Sloth headed back to his homeland, first with Aalbork BK and then with Silkeborg IF. With appearances dwindling, it now appears that the Dane has decided to chance his arm again back this side of the North Sea.

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Motherwell finished 8th in last season’s SPL and were some way off the top. The restructuring has started early for the Scots, Sloth being the fourth player to arrive at the club.

It might have been a torrid time at Elland Road for Casper Sloth, he’ll be looking for a much smoother affair this time around.


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