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LUFC More time on the pitch for Paynter

Billy Paynter will continue his return to fitness when he appears in a behind closed doors friendly on Tuesday.

The striker finally made his first competitive appearance in a Leeds shirt since joining from Swindon Town in the summer, when he made a late substitutes appearance at Scunthorpe on Saturday.

With Leeds coasting to a 4-1 victory, Simon Grayson saw the opportunity to give Paynter a short run out.

Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Grayson said, 'It was an ideal situation to give him 10 minutes."

Paynter enjoyed his brief spell on the pitch and came close to scoring late on when he saw his shot from a tight angle saved by Tony Warner in the Scunthorpe goal.

The 26 year old, who scored 29 goals for Swindon last season, has been a frustrated spectator so far this season after suffering a shin injury in the pre season tour of Slovakia.

Paynter as already completed two 90 minutes games in behind closed doors friendlies in the past few weeks and he will look to boost his fitness even further when he gets the chance of more practice on Tuesday, 'He's worked hard to get to this position and we've got another behind-closed-doors friendly tomorrow which he'll play in,' continued Grayson.

The game will also give defender Ben Parker another chance to improve his fitness after an injury ravaged 14 months.


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Date:Monday November 1 2010

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