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8th Aug, 2017 | 8:02pm

Defender eligible to play for Leeds against Port Vale on Wednesday - reliable journalist

By Harvey Byrne

Defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is eligible to play for Leeds against Port Vale on Wednesday following his loan move, according to a reliable journalist.

The 20-year-old left-back completed his loan from Manchester United on Monday morning and could be set to make his debut for the club as early as Wednesday as the Yorkshire giants prepare to host League Two outfit Port Vale at Elland Road in the League Cup.

Thomas Christiansen’s side are currently suffering a slight defender crisis with both Gaetano Berardi and Matthew Pennington leaving the opening clash against Bolton injured, while Pontus Jansson is still suspended from the previous campaign.

However, Yorkshire Evening Post writer Lee Sobot provided some good news on Tuesday, as he reported via his personal Twitter account that Borthwick-Jackson was “definitely eligible” to face Port Vale as his loan allowed him to play in cup ties.

Borthwick-Jackson is likely to take the place of Berardi in the Leeds team, who lined up as the left-back against Bolton following the departure of Charlie Taylor to Burnley in the summer.

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The young Manchester United ace has previously made 14 first team appearances for the Red Devils alongside playing seven times for Wolves in a loan move last season and he will now be hoping to find success with Leeds.

In other Leeds news, Michael Tonge has sent a warning message to the Whites ahead of his return to Elland Road.

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