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1st Sep, 2017 | 1:31pm

Enforcer on trial with English club after Leeds exit - report

By Harvey Byrne

Free agent Toumani Diagouraga is training with League One outfit Scunthorpe following his release from Leeds, according to a report.

Independent Scunthorpe news site Iron Bru has claimed that the 30-year-old midfield enforcer had joined up with the English third tier club as manager Graham Alexander runs the rule over him.

Diagouraga made the switch to Elland Road in January 2016 from Brentford by then boss Steve Evans.

He played in 19 matches for the club and looked to be an important part of the prestigious club’s midfield set-up.

However, following Garry Monk’s appointment he was handed just one appearance, which came in the 2016-17 opening day 3-0 defeat against QPR before he moved out on loan to Ipswich in the January 2017 window, where he played 12 times.

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Following his return to Leeds it was clear that he would still struggle to get first team playing time under Thomas Christiansen and Diagouraga left by mutual consent.

Now, with the transfer window closed the experienced midfielder will be looking to join a side who perhaps missed out on their targets over the summer.

Football Insider verdict:

Diagouraga is a solid and dependable player at Championship level and it is a slight surprise he has had to drop down to League One level. The combative midfielder far from disgraced himself at Ipswich last season, while he was also previously a favourite among the Brentford fan base. However, for whatever reason it simply did not work for him at Leeds and he will now be hoping to earn a contract at Scunthorpe, who are sat in sixth place in the English third tier

In other Leeds transfer news, the Whites have sealed their third forward signing in just 24 hours.

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