Ex-Leeds United striker thinks Borthwick-Jackson will be sent home

Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan does not think that Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has a future at Elland Road.

The left-back moved to the Championship outfit from Manchester United in the summer.

A loan deal was agreed for the 2017-18 season, and even though there is still over four months to go until the end of the campaign, Whelan does not think that Borthwick-Jackson has made a big enough impression.

The 20-year-old has made just one appearance in the Championship and that was way back in August when he played 82 minutes of a goalless draw with Preston.

The youngster has had to settle for appearances in the Carabao Cup, and he is expected to make his fifth outing in a cup competition this season when Leeds face Newport County in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Whelan thinks that even if Borthwick-Jackson puts in a stellar performance this weekend, the youngster will be returning to United.

The former striker told BBC Radio Leeds:

“I don’t think it makes any difference. I think he’s going to go back no matter what. I think they are just giving some of the lads a break, giving some bodies a game.”