With new addition Dominic Solanke impressing early on, even the role of cameo striker is a difficult one for Ings to work toward and he has spent much of this term regaining form and fitness with the U23 side.
In 2013/14 Ings scored 21 times in the Championship for his former club, helping them up to the Premier League in the process and sparking the chain of events which led to him joining the Reds.
However it hasn’t worked out at Anfield, with Ings managing three goals in eight games in his debut campaign before suffering a cruciate ligament injury.
He played once at the end of that campaign and made only two appearances last season in the League Cup, tallying 49 minutes in total.
That means Ings has managed just 92 minutes on the pitch for the Reds’ first team since October 2015—a full two years to the day since his last game in 15/16, against Everton.
Leeds are currently fifth in the second tier, three points off the automatic promotion spots.