Dan Ashworth has spoken of the club’s satisfaction of the progress of on loan defender Ben White.
The centre half has spent the 2019/20 season with Marcelo Biesla’s promotion hunting Leeds United, and has been near enough an ever-present as the Yorkshire side have enjoyed an impressive campaign.
“We’ve been delighted with his progress and Leeds have done a fantastic job with him,” said Ashworth.
“He’s done really well, and Leeds have done great in helping him develop – he’s played a lot of matches. We’re not surprised at how well he’s done, and we rate him highly.
“He signed a new deal last summer before he went out [on loan] so when he comes back, we’ll see where we are, but he is part of our plans and a talent we’ll be looking to keep for a number of years at the club.”
Ashworth then also looked ahead to the potential impacts the Covid-19 crisis will have on the transfer market in general.
“I would suspect there will be a correction in the market,” he added. “I’m pretty sure every club will have been affected by this crisis in some sort of way – whether that’s revenue from supporters on a matchday, television income or something else.
“There’s been a downturn in the industry, and everyone is feeling the pain, especially the owners. I would imagine by default that means people have less money to spend on [transfer] fees for players and everything associated with that.”