Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has confirmed that out-of-favour left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson will start against Newport County in the FA Cup on Sunday.
The 20-year-old has made just one Championship appearance for the Whites since joining on a season-long loan from Manchester United in the summer.
The defender has struggled to make an impact at Elland Road and Leeds are currently in talks with his parent club to cancel the deal, but Christiansen confirmed that he would feature in the third-round tie this weekend.
“What I know is that he will play the next game,” he said, when asked if the left-back would return to Old Trafford, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The Leeds boss was speaking after the goalless draw with Nottingham Forrest at Elland Road on Monday, which saw his side slip to sixth-place in the Championship table.
The FA Cup third-round tie with League Two outfit Newport this weekend will give Christiansen an opportunity to rotate his squad after a difficult run of four matches in the space of nine days.
Leeds were knocked out of last season’s FA Cup in the fourth round by non-league Sutton United and will be keen to go as far as possible in this season’s competition.
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