LUFC - Review of January at Leeds United
A new feature this year will be a monthly review of everything that goes on at Elland Road.
Leeds entered 2009 on the back of their first victory in seven games after a 3-1 victory at Stockport County.
The transfer window opens and straight away the rumour mill starts regarding Fabian Delph, clubs including Arsenal, Fulham, Man City, Man United, Newcastle and Sunderland are all understood to be showing an interest.
Bradley Johnson returns to Elland Road after his loan period at Brighton and Hove Albion ends.
The Whites first game of 2009 at Hereford United is called off due to a frozen pitch.
Leeds make their first signing of the transfer window bringing in striker Lee Trundle on a month`s loan from Bristol City.
Leeds play their first game of 2009 and go down to a surprise 2-0 home defeat against struggling Carlisle United.
Striker Enoch Showunmi suffers a blood clot on his lung and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Leeds bring in another player on loan for a month, this time Leeds born defender Richard Naylor joins from Ipswich Town.
Jermaine Beckford returns to training after his hamstring injury.
A third player is signed on loan, this time Premiership defender Carl Dickinson joins from Stoke City also for a month.
Chairman Ken Bates announces that the club have turned down two bids for Fabian Delph for what he calls 'petty cash offers`.
Leeds get back to winning ways at Brighton 2-0, a first goal from Lee Trundle and a wonder goal from Fabian Delph give Leeds all three points.
French defender Mansour Assoumani is allowed to leave Leeds after his one month loan period expires; he made just one start at MK Dons.
Fabian Delph makes the League One team of the week after his performance at Brighton.
Frazer Richardson looks like spending some time on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury in the win at Brighton.
Leeds are giving a trial to 22 year old American Mike Grella, he makes an instant impact scoring a hat trick in a 4-0 reserve team victory over Barnsley.
Jermaine Beckford and Robert Snodgrass look set to return for the Peterborough clash after spending time on the sidelines.
Jermaine Beckford scores two goals in a Leeds 3-1 victory against fellow promotion hopefuls Peterborough United at Elland Road.
Ian Westlake is allowed to leave Leeds and he joins Cheltenham Town after spending the past two month`s there on loan.
Young striker Tom Elliott joins Macclesfield Town on a month`s loan.
Leeds make it three wins in a row when early goals from Rui Marques and Richard Naylor give them a 2-0 victory at Elland Road against Southend United.
Malcolm Christie calls time on his short Leeds United career after playing on a non contract basis since October.
Leeds clash at Leicester City on Easter Monday is switched to a 12.15pm kick off so that it can be shown live on Sky Sports.
Tresor Kandol who has been on loan at Millwall all season returns to Elland Road after his six month`s loan expires.
Kandol`s stay is short lived when he joins Championship side Charlton Athletic on loan for the rest of the season.
The club announce that former Whites favourite Lucas Radebe will be the guest of honour for Leeds home fixture against Swindon Town in March.
Young defender Scott Gardner leaves Leeds United after having his contract terminated.
After three straight victories in the League Leeds finish the month in disappointing fashion losing 1-0 at struggling Walsall.
So another month passes in the life of being a Leeds United supporter, once again never a dull moment with more ups and downs than a rollercoaster!
Look out for the review of February at the end of the month when hopefully Leeds will have found out the answer to their poor away form and are back in the play off positions.
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