In what seemed to be a further hint that a January exit is on the cards, Cody Drameh proved to be the one outfield substitute who went unused during Leeds United’s friendly with Monaco on Wednesday.

Drameh’s future has been a talking point for a little while. He has been struggling to earn a chance for some time. And there have been suggestions that he is likely to move on.

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Fabrizio Romano suggested that a number of sides, including Borussia Dortmund, want Drameh in January. Meanwhile, the Yorkshire Evening Post reported that he now looks to be destined for the exit.

Leeds in danger of big error as they push Cody Drameh closer to exit

It seemed a real shame. But you could certainly sympathise with Drameh given that both Rasmus Kristensen and Luke Ayling look to be ahead of him in the pecking order.

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He looks to be a real talent. But his pathway is being blocked. And he will not want to watch his development stagnate – particularly when some high-profile clubs want the 21-year-old.

However, after Wednesday, questions surely need to be asked about whether Drameh should be so low down the pecking order anyway.

Admittedly, Kristensen was impressive going forward against Monaco. He should have scored at one stage. But it was promising that he was able to make such an impact in the opposition half.

However, the Dane was poor defensively. And he made one really costly error in the build-up to one of the goals.

Ayling had a better night. But the 31-year-old is not the long-term answer for Leeds at right-back, it seems.

Drameh could be. He has not been perfect either. But there looks to be huge potential there.

And when you consider that neither Kristensen or Ayling are thriving in the role, questions have to be asked about whether selling Drameh would be the right decision.

It was a mistake to not use him against Monaco. And Leeds are certainly in danger of making an even bigger error as they seemingly push Drameh closer and closer to the Elland Road exit.

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