By Russell Edge

21st Dec, 2017 | 11:29am

Report: Leeds fringe figure set for senior squad axe by Christiansen, January exit ruled out

Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is set to axe striker Jay Roy Grot from the senior set up at the club when he has other attacking options at his disposal, according to a report.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claim on their website that the Danish boss has been forced to utilise Grot as a result of the attacking injury crisis suffered at Elland Road, with the likes of Caleb Ekuban and Pierre Michel Lasogga missing from action.

The 19-year-old forward is yet to be handed a starting berth in the league since his arrival from NEC Nijmegen over the summer transfer window, and is yet to find the net in 14 appearances across all competitions, with the report stating that the Whites expected much more quality from the youngster than what he has displayed.

With Lasogga nearing a return to action, and the potential arrival of new recruits in the January transfer window, it is said that Grot will be axed from the senior squad after his failure to impress, which left Christiansen slamming the fans after they booed him in the 1-0 win over Norwich.

However it is stated that a loan exit in January appears to have been ruled as a result of Grot having already played for two clubs this season, making one league appearance for Nijmegen before joining Leeds, which is the maximum allowed by FIFA in a single season.

In other Leeds United transfer news, the club are in talks with a free agent as they are on the brink of a midfield deal.

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