Loan watch: Aidy White impressing at Oldham Tim Hodge December 4, 2010 Loan watch 5 Comments Aidy White is arguably one of the most exciting prospects on Leeds’ books. With first team opportunities limited Simon Grayson sent him out on loan to Oldham where has made an impressive start, scoring two goals in his first three games. One of his goals, against Exeter, was a fantastic solo run and finish. White’s pace and trickery have always been seen has his strongest attributes and under Oldham manager Paul Dickov, he seems to have been given license to bomb forward and run at defenders. White was brought in after Dickov was impressed by the 19 year old during his short spell at Leeds last season. The young winger already seems to be a hit with the Oldham fans. The primary concern surrounding Aidy White was his inability to complete a full match, though this was put down to nerves of playing for the team he supports, it seems as if he’s had no such problems for Oldham. Although the attendances at Boundary Park are considerably smaller than Elland Road, hopefully the regular competitive matches will help his fitness and set him up for to push for a starting place at Leeds. In other loan news, Lubo Michalik scored a good goal for Carlisle against Sheffield Wednesday in the Johstone’s Paint Trophy in midweek. Svein-Magne Forsgren I am not surprised. Aidy is a brilliant talent, who should have got more chances with our first team. Loan players get more chances. I think he should have been played as a left midfielder. He has got pace and fantastic control on the ball. Take him home after new year and play him Grayson, at least as a substitute in every game. Colin He needs to be given a chance at Leeds at some point this season because if he keeps playing like this, then someone’s going to tap him up. He’s got that feel of Ashley Cole about him – left footed, can defend, willing to run, has pace, gets forward and can cross the ball in and will run back as needed. I’m not saying he’s anywhere as good as Cole, but it’s a similar style. Does anyone know where he is being played at Oldham? Left back, left wing? Tim Hodge @colin I’m pretty sure he’s played at least one game on the right wing – when he scored his first goal. He’s definitely being allowed to get forward and I can imagine that, as Grayson sees him as a winger, he would have made sure Dickov would play him on the wing. trueyorxman Get him back & send Bradley Johnson there for christ sake Richard Groom This youngster situation is all down to Bates His opinionated bleating in his really boring LUFC.TV interviews and his poison column in the programme, are not representative of the actual truth of many matters at Leeds. Let us not forget the forcing loads of talented kids out of the door by offering contracts in the low hundreds of pounds a week rather than the going rate offered by their eventual employers. The academy he is now saying needs to produce more talent like Jonny Howson. We have an academy that is still geared up to produce Premier League players – you have to play them when they come through and you have recognise their ability and offer well structured contracts – or you lose them. Don’t moan the academy is not producing when you don’t offer the going rate for a Premier League youngster and they leave – or don’t play them like your mate Wise did with Danny Rose! I think there was some clever engineering of a situation here, a bit of propaganda to the fans and a fat compensation cheque to the Bank of Bates! The club received millions of pounds of compensation for these lads – this was not reinvested into the academy. The academy is run on a shoe-string and had to have £1000’s raised for it by it’s recruitment staff so they could take the kids on tours etc.. to test themselves against the best!!! Is that a Chairman really serious about the future of Leeds? Of course not – he is not here for the long term! It is all about greed! The latest focus on the academy will be to boost the value of the club! Hopefully Grayson will sort this out and breath some sanity into the situation! And hopefully he is gearing up to sell us – hopefully it won’t fall through like the past deals that have ended in Bates putting up the price at the last minute (quadrupling in some cases). I wonder, is it his club to sell?