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Leeds Sign Bristol Striker Showunmi

The man who turned Leeds United down in January, Enoch Showunmi, has now joined the club on a two-year contract, having left Bristol City on a free transfer. Now suddenly, he seems quite keen on the 'brilliant set-up.'

Showunmi, a Nigerian international (well, 2 caps) played 61 times for Bristol City, and scored a somewhat average 18 goals in that time, clearly impressing United boss Gary McAllister. The Leeds manager had stated he was looking to strengthen his squad, and that included a striker who has come in to replace Leon Constantine, who joined Northampton Town last week.

Showunmi told

"When you look around it's a brilliant set-up."

"I'm delighted to be here. You only have to look at this club with its history and its fanbase to see how big it is.

"I'm raring to go and I'm looking forward to pre-season and playing games."

Vital Leeds wonders just where a ratio of less than 0.3 goals a game will take us, however Showunmi was a key figure in Bristol`s League One promotion a couple of seasons ago. A brief look around the Bristol City fan sites suggest that they are generally un-fussed over losing the big man whose talent goes so far up the leagues, and are more worried at the decision to release Darren Byfield amongst others.

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Date:Tuesday July 8 2008

Time: 7:52AM

Your Comments

Only time will tell, but hardly sets the world on fire. We've obviously very little to spend.
Tiny T
no longer a favourite =[ bad move
Not really what we need , i would rather see an experienced proven man or an up and coming , hungry young gun. come on mac we need another goal grabber on the books, not another 1 in 4 man !
I think we already have better at the club. It seems we really are scrounging this summer whilst other clubs are spending money!
lets hope you REALLY struggle this was nice watching you all get carried away with yourselves then loose at Wembley but it would be nice to see you cement your place in the 3rd tier of English football.
18 goals out of 61 games,not very outstanding. A minus for me at the moment but lets hope he can prove me wrong.
pete mc
here we go again lets all slag what we have got, some off you leeds fans have short memories we were so in debt only a year ago we are building the team up again so what you expecting torres or something everybody slagged freedman when he came here but look what he did i think he will prove all you wrong we need someone who is big and good in the air so why not get behind leeds and stop moaning you are all sounding like sweetleftfoot he has a right to moan he supports the sc*m united
Champions of Europe and England son,don't forget that.
what i bet your a armchair supporter sweetleftfoot so when we going to meet i cant wait to find out who you are then im going to give you a sweetlefthook
**** off SLF youre a typical scum fan, arrogant, boring and stupid
Turbo2 Im not moaning .just stating a fact that 18 goals out of 61 games aint good by any standard. we've brought pack horses before & the rest Av to carry them.So Im on the side of cautious. Like i said lets hope he proves me wrong.
pete mc
Could have been worse..We could have signed him..!
80s terrier
He doeesn't exactly fill me with much confidence!!
King Billy

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