Date: 13th February 2017 at 6:10am
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By Harvey Byrne

Former Leeds boss Neil Redfearn believes January signing Alfonso Pedraza showed glimpses of what he can do against Cardiff on Saturday afternoon while he’s still adjusting to England.

The 20-year-old left-winger made the switch to the Yorkshire giants in the winter window from La Liga outfit Villarreal.

The weekend defeat marked his first start for the club alongside his first appearance at Elland Road.

He would have been hoping for a better start at the famous ground than a 2-0 defeat, but Redfearn believes he showed some signs of his ability.

“It’s going to take him a little bit of time to adjust I think,” told Redfearn to Radio Yorkshire.

“He got caught coming infield quite a bit and Leeds lacked a bit of width on that side where he was but he showed little glimpses of what he can do. But I think he needs to find his feet a little bit.”

Pedraza played 71 minutes of the clash against Neil Warnock’s side before being brought off the pitch for Kemar Roofe.

He spent the first half of the season in the Spanish second division with Lugo where he returned with six goals and eight assists in 23 appearances.

He will be keen to bring a similar return to Leeds who are sat in fifth place in the Championship table and gunning for promotion.

However, with 15 matches left of the season it depends whether Garry Monk wants to risk playing a player still needing to adjust to the English leagues.

In other Leeds news, here is the expected side to face Bristol City on Tuesday.

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