By Harvey Byrne

Current Ipswich loanee Toumani Diagouraga has shared he believes he was discarded at Leeds due to the managerial change in the summer.

The 29-year-old Frenchman made the switch to the Yorkshire giants in the 2016 winter window under then boss Steve Evans.

He was used frequently under Evans, missing just one of Leeds’ last 18 league matches of the 2015-16 campaign.

However, under summer appointment Garry Monk he had played the full 90 minutes in the opening day 3-0 defeat against QPR and then failed to make a single squad in any competition for Leeds since.

Now, currently starring at Ipswich on loan until the end of the season Diagouraga has spoken about his departure from the Yorkshire club.

“It’s just football. I got signed by a manger that liked me. I went there and did well, scoring a few goals,” told Diagouraga, as quoted by GetWestLondon.

“Then a new manager came in. It happened at Brentford when Warburton took over and I went to Portsmouth. You can’t please everyone.

“I’m happy here and playing. It was a difficult six months and it was important to play and I’m enjoying myself.”

Diagouraga has played six times for Mick McCarthy’s side since making the switch to Portman Road in the winter.

The Tractor Boys are unbeaten with the midfielder in their team, achieving one win and five draws and Ipswich fans were very complimentary of his display after the 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.

In other Leeds news, Neil Redfearn has given his verdict on Alfonso Pedraza’s cameo against Birmingham on Friday.

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