By Harry Sykes
Former Celtic player Aidan McIlduff has been given the chance to earn a permanent move to Leeds United, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claim the left-back, 20, will play for United’s Under-23s in a friendly against Southampton tomorrow (Saturday) in a bid to earn a contract.
It is said that the Championship giants will run the rule over McIlduff for a second time after he featured in a fixture against Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Ittihad last weekend.
Leeds are in the market for a new left-back after the departure earlier this month of Charlie Taylor to Burnley for a compensation fee reportedly agreed at £7million.
It leaves Gaetano Berardi as the only senior option in that position ahead of United’s Championship opener against Bolton on 6 August.
McIlduff was released by Celtic earlier this summer to end an association with the club that began at the age of seven.
He progressed through their youth ranks and made a big enough impression to have been capped by Scotland at Under-18 level.
He also delivered a man-of-the-match display and scoring one of the goals in Celtic’s 3-0 Youth Cup final triumph against Rangers in April.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club have agreed the terms of a stunning £7million deal.