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.

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