Adryan seems set to appear for first time

Leeds United's Adryan (Picture: Andrew Varley).
Leeds United's Adryan (Picture: Andrew Varley).
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DARKO MILANIC last night hinted Brazilian playmaker Adryan could finally be ready for his Leeds United bow, saying the summer signing will bring “something a little bit different” to his side.

The 20-year-old arrived amid much fanfare on loan from Flamengo shortly before the transfer window closed but has, as yet, made the bench just once.

That came a little under a fortnight ago when Adryan was an unused substitute in the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

However, after not being included in the development squad to face Bristol City on Monday after several appearances this term for the side, Adryan is firmly in the reckoning to face Rotherham United tonight.

Milanic said: “He (Adryan) has trained well and, like everyone else, he is in my mind.

“I have to think a bit about the 11 who start the game. But he can bring South America, Brazil to the team – something a little bit different.

“I don’t want to put too much pressure on him. I don’t want to do that. I think that he is not prepared to play 40 games in the Championship now, not at this moment.

“He needs time because he is young. It (England) is another world, it is not the same as other leagues.”