Hockaday Believes Byram Would Be BEtter Staying In Second Tier

The Leeds United boss, David Hockaday, believes that Sam Byram would be better off staying in the second tier and playing regularly for one more season rather than going to the top tier and finding himself warming the benches most of the time.

Byram who has the rare capability of playing in the front line as well as in the back line has been on the radar of several league teams. Hockaday has even got a bid for him from Southampton which he has rejected. He is believed to be going to get a few more offers for the player before the window closes at the end of this month.

Byram has got the height of about 6 ft which makes him even more lethal. He had a cracker of a 2012-13 Season. In the last season though, he was hit by a back injury and couldn’t do much for his side.

Speaking about Byram the other day, Hockaday said, “He didn’t play that much of football the previous season. So, he has to play on a regular basis this summer to get into the groove again. Going into the league, he might not get that playing time.”

“I have spent a lot of time in the professional circuit and my advice to Sam would be to remain at Leeds because here he will play and that’s something that he is in desperate need of after that injury layoff.”

Meanwhile, Leeds has landed another player at Elland Road in the form of Giuseppe Bellusci. The Italy international is the 8th new signing made by the Whites. He is not a permanent signing though. He has come to the club to play on loan only.

Bellusci is originally a player of the Italian second division club Calcio Catania.