Lichaj to see out Leeds loan

Whites boss insists full-back cannot make early return to Villa

Lichaj: Settled in well at Elland Road

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Simon Grayson has allayed fears Leeds could lose loan defender Eric Lichaj.

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The right-back has played the last two games for the Championship side after joining on a one-month deal from Aston Villa on February 9.

The 22-year-old has slotted in seamlessly to cover the absence of hamstring victim Paul Connolly and although there has been an injury scare at his parent club, Grayson insists there is no option of a recall for Villa.

The Leeds boss also doubts fellow loanee David Gonzalez will make an early return to Manchester City amid injury concerns over their second-choice keeper Shay Given.

"Eric isn't a problem because we've got him for at least 28 days; you can't recall a player back before that," Grayson told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

"Sometimes, in difficult situations, goalkeepers can be recalled. But I know Manchester City have Stuart Taylor there already and we've had no information or calls from the respective clubs and hopefully we don't.

"Eric has done well for us and settled very quickly into the team and David is just waiting for an opportunity to get into the (matchday) 18."