By Harvey Byrne

Leeds boss Garry Monk has described January loan signing Alfonso Pedraza as a player who is “exciting” and “full of potential”.

The 20-year-old left-winger made the switch to Yorkshire and England’s second tier from La Liga club Villarreal in the winter.

He had spent the first part of the campaign on loan in the Spanish second division with Lugo, where he returned with six goals and eight assists in 23 appearances.

Now at Leeds until the remainder of the season Monk has spoken highly of the youngster in his press conference ahead of the Ipsiwch clash at the weekend and fans will certainly be excited.

Pedraza has played twice for Leeds since his move with his one and only start coming in a 2-0 defeat against Cardiff at Elland Road.

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He was left as an unused substitute in the midweek encounter with Bristol City with Kemar Roofe occupying the left side of a three-man attacking midfield.

However, the Spaniard will be keen to restore his place in the team as Monk’s side continue their search for the play-offs with just 14 matches left.

The victory over Bristol City on Tuesday has lifted them six points clear of Norwich in seventh with the Yorkshire club currently occupying fifth.

In other Leeds news, Rob Green has shared his verdict on the promotion chase.

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