As Leeds continue their re-building under Neil Redfearn, the new coach has revealed that summer signing Adryan is on track to become an integral member of the squad.
After clocking their first win under Redfearn before the international break against Blackpool, the club fell to a loss against Blackpool after the break in a sign of just how much work needs to be done if they are to push for a play-off spot this season.
Redfearn inherited a squad from former head coach David Hockaday which included Adryan, who signed a loan deal with the Lilly Whites from Flamengo. The Brazilian's debut for the side took longer than first expected but he has gradually improved since and Redfearn believes this will continue.
"He mixes it," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post. "Particularly in the first half against Blackburn, he was instrumental in the good things we did.
"It's now just about understanding how to get him on the ball.
"In this country with a number 10 usually the opposition stick somebody in there with them but the more we work with him, the more he'll create and score himself."
As Adryan continues to ply his trade, Redfearn said that the players around him would contribute to his rise in a club looking to be seriously counted for possible promotion again.
"He's more aware of where to go and where to receive the ball now," he explained. "We need to get him in between the lines and shake him free.
"That's down to other people's movement. We've got to let him have that little bit of sugar and let him go and attack. If we do that then he'll work the rest out – how to go past people, how to link in.
"The strikers' movement when he gets free is important. If we can get Mirco and Souley down the sides of defenders then we'll be dangerous. But Adryan's done really well so far. His attitude's good and he's a driven boy."
Leeds face Derby on Saturday and will be looking to turnaround their fortunes after their recent loss to Blackburn.