Poveda joined Leeds in January 2020 and has so far made 20 first-team appearances for the Whites.


The right-winger was not part of Jesse Marsch’s plan for this season and Leeds have sent him on a season-long loan to Championship club Blackpool.



Poveda started his first game of the season against Huddersfield on Sunday and impressed his Blackpool boss Appleton, who praised the player for his performance against the Terriers.


Appleton revealed that he was concerned by Poveda’s lack of match fitness, but has seen enough already to know just how highly he rates him.



“He was very good”, Appleton was quoted as saying by the Gazette.


“He’s not had much football, so we were a little bit worried about that and we were thinking he might be better as an impact sub.



“Because we changed the shape a little bit we thought it might help him and it seemed to work.


“A lot of the big moments came down to him.”


Last season, the 22-year-old went out on loan to Blackburn Rovers under Tony Mowbray, but missed a significant portion of the season due to a ligament injury.


Poveda will be eager to clock in regular game time at Blackpool and impress the Leeds boss before he returns to Elland Road at the end of the season.