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Exclusive: Pundit expects Barry Douglas to leave Leeds after losing Bielsa’s trust

In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, David Norris, who spent two-and-a-half years at Leeds United, has revealed that he expects Barry Douglas to leave Elland Road when his contract expires in the summer as Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t trust him.

Douglas never got a chance to prove himself in the Premier League with Leeds as he was shipped out on loan to Blackburn Rovers in October, where he has made 31 appearances.

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The full-back made 15 appearances under Bielsa last season as Leeds won the Championship title and eventually earned promotion back to the Premier League after a 16-year absence from the top flight.

Speaking on why he expects Douglas to leave Leeds this summer and why he never got a chance this season, Norris told FFC:

Bielsa never trusted him in the back four so I don’t see how him going out on loan will have changed anything. If I’m being honest, I expect him to move on.

“He looked pretty sharp when he came back from injury and looked like he might start playing regularly, but I think after being out on loan this season I would expect to see Douglas moved on.”

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With Alioski reportedly agreeing to a pre-contract with Galatasary and Douglas out of favour under Bielsa, the Lilliywhites have been linked with a move for Ajax left-back, Nicolas Tagliafico.

Douglas endeared himself to the Leeds fans after managing to finish a game against Milwall which they won 3-2 but had no substitutes left and it later turned out the full-back was playing with knee ligament damage.

Article title: Exclusive: Pundit expects Barry Douglas to leave Leeds after losing Bielsa’s trust

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