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LUFC - Bates delighted to hold onto Delph

Ken Bates was a delighted man after managing to fend of advances from a number of Premiership clubs for Leeds main asset Fabian Delph during the transfer window.


Since the end of December almost every Premiership club at some stage has been linked with the Leeds youngster and many fans were expecting the worst even though Bates had assured them he would not be sold at any price.

Speaking on the official website Bates said "I said if the fans support us and if we didn`t have to sell him we wouldn`t, and we haven`t. The fans are backing us to the hilt, and I hope they are reassured by that"

Delph has just picked up his League One player of the month award for the second time this season and Bates sees him having a long future at the club, continuing Bates said "The last time I looked at his contract it was until 2012."

Bates is now expecting the same press coverage regarding Delph once the season ends, in his usual flippant manner Bates said "Why should he go this summer? Or the summer after that?"





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The Journalist

Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 3 2009

Time: 1:29PM

Your Comments

It was for me the best news of the day that we still held onto Delph.
dazza71
If you believe that cr** then i'm Billy Bremner...
80s terrier
Come on 71 give yourselves a break,with all due respect this is making leeds fans look very,very,guillable...Your not doing leeds any favours printing cr** like this..
80s terrier
what do you mean crap like that?...its quotes from master bates himself....I still think he will go this Summer if we arnt promoted but terrier its easy to just sit there and mock...and I dont even see where you are coming from....***** off bac kto your own site or else respect whats being written on our own....I dont see a problem with the article...
Gromjo
 

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