UK time is: 05:12:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

LUFC Grayson backing Paynter to come good

Leeds United manager Simon Grayson is backing striker Billy Paynter to find his scoring boots in the near future.

Paynter as had a frustrating start to his Leeds career since suffering a shin injury during pre season that forced him to miss the first fifteen games of the season.

Since then he`s been largely used as a substitute and as made just two starts in the 3-3 draw with Portsmouth and the 2-1 defeat at Cardiff over the busy festive period.

Paynter came on as a second half substitute against Scunthorpe for the injured Luciano Becchio today and came close to opening his Leeds account when team mate Davide Somma got in the way of his goal bound shot.

Grayson is happy with the contribution made by Paynter and is sure that once his first goal comes more will follow, speaking on Yorkshire Radio after the Scunthorpe game, Grayson said, "Billy did everything else apart from score a goal today.
"In his second half performance, he worked hard and held the ball up for us; unfortunately he`s just not getting the breaks in front of goal but that will come."
"Like many strikers, once he gets that first goal under his belt he will go on to get many more."

Paynter scored 28 goals last season with former club Swindon Town, including four in the two league meetings with Leeds.

The 26 year old faces tough competition for the striker`s role at Elland Road, with Luciano Becchio already netting thirteen times this season and Davide Somma eight.

Another new recruit who is still looking for his first goal in Leeds colours is Ross McCormack who joined from Cardiff City in August.

McCormack is still to find his first goal in fourteen appearances for Leeds after scoring 31 goals in 73 appearances for the Welsh club.


Vital Leeds United is a fast growing Leeds United fan site, with the sole aim of becoming the #1 unofficial website for Leeds United fans everywhere.

The site is regularly updated with news and views regarding all the current events at Elland Road, alongside a fully interactive message forum and regularly looks at the clubs past. Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!


With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital leeds .



Bookmark and Share





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 15 2011

Time: 9:15PM

Your Comments

I think both Paynter and McCormack will come good, I like the work they do in and around the box, they just need one to go in off their backsides or something to get them going.
dazza71
Yea I'd say Paynter will come good once he scores...I didn't think he missed the first 15 games of the season with a shin injury...And yea even if he gets one goal in off his bum'' knee'' any part of his body thats legal, I hope a goal comes for him soon he has been trough the mill...
iwa
I wish him and McCormack would hurry up and get their first goals. Good job we are getting plenty of goals from midfield this season.
King Billy
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Team News - Injuries mount for Leeds (Thursday April 24 2014)

LUFC Kenny ready to quit Elland Road (Thursday April 24 2014)

LUFC On This Day - April 24th (Thursday April 24 2014)

LUFC Butland - Leeds spell will help me (Wednesday April 23 2014)

LUFC On This Day - April 23rd (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Leeds Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 529
2. bago 192
3. deslondon 184
4. erni 147
5. King Billy 127
6. leeds1975 121
7. Davey 3006 111
8. Tiny T 95
9. SimonTVW 69
10. iwa 47

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Middlesbrough 44 14 16 14 7 58
14. Bolton 44 13 16 15 -3 55
15. Sheff Wed 44 13 14 17 1 53
16. Leeds Utd 44 15 8 21 -10 53
17. Huddersfield 44 13 11 20 -8 50
18. Charlton 43 11 12 20 -23 45
19. Doncaster 44 11 11 22 -28 44

Breaking League News

McAllister Not Ready To Hang His Boots Up Yet
Yeovil : 24/04/2014 23:11:00
Boss takes blame
Middlesbrough : 24/04/2014 22:49:00
Pearson - Now For 100 Points
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:44:00
Schmeichel - End The Season Like Champions
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:32:00
Beevers - We Can Get Three QPR Points
Millwall : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Reading Team News
Doncaster : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
Richardson Hoping For Permanent Deal
Ipswich : 24/04/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should McDermott go now?
Suggested By:  
Yes 77%
No 23%