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American fullback Eric Lichaj has had his loan to Leeds United extended until May 7, keeping him at Elland Road through the end of the League Championship regular season.
Lichaj joined Leeds on loan from Aston Villa in early February and has started and gone the full 90 minutes in each of the seven matches since that time. He was brought in to replace starting right back Paul Connolly, who is nearing his return from a hamstring injury.
Leeds manager Simon Grayson hasn't kept his hopes of extending Lichaj's loan silent, and he received his wish, although Villa has the option to recall Lichaj on a day's notice. Nine more matches remain in Leeds' regular season, and the team is in the mix for direct promotion or the league's promotion playoff.
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