Baker Opens Up On Leeds Exit

Last updated : 10 January 2019 By .

Former Leeds United loanee Lewis Baker says that the time was right for him to move on and head to Reading after he departed the club this week.

Baker had been on a temporary deal with the Whites since the beginning of the season but had found his opportunities limited at the club.

Despite an ever-mounting injury crisis in the Thorp Arch medical room, Baker was still unable to break through, starting just two games in the league all season.

Baker has now been recalled to his parent club, who then shipped him off to the Royals for the rest of the season.

Speaking for the first time since his new deal went through, the midfielder hinted that he was not satisfied with his playing time at Leeds and hopes that he will play a bigger part at the relegation-threatened club.

“If anyone knows me personally, they know how much I love football and how much I just want to play,” Baker told Reading’s official website.

“There’s been a few times that Reading have called but I think that this is the right time for me to come here and get as much game time as possible.

“I think that’s what I need at the moment, and [to] help the club out of the situation they’re in at the moment and climb the table.”