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LUFC Grayson Lots to take into consideration

Leeds United boss Simon Grayson refused to rule the club out of a move for former players Alan Smith and Jonathan Woodgate but admits there are a lot of things to take into consideration.

Newcastle United have told Smith that he is free to find a new club despite still having a year remain on his contract whilst Woodgate has been released by Tottenham Hotspur.

Since the news, Leeds have been strongly linked with a return for the pair with Chairman Ken Bates admitting that the club hadn`t ruled themselves out of a move for Smith.

Grayson believes though that there is a lot to take into consideration especially with the pair having bad injury records in recent seasons. Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post , Grayson said, "We`re interested in good players but that doesn`t mean those two will necessarily be signing for us.
"It`s something I have to consider because when good players become available you have to be interested but you have to look at the other side too - finances and injuries. Like any signing, you have to make sure all the ingredients are right.
"Jonathan`s not played too much football and Alan missed quite a part of last season, but if you had a fit Jonathan Woodgate and a fit Alan Smith then you`d have a host of clubs queuing up for them. The one thing we`ve got going for us is that they know the club and our ambition."

With the players only a few weeks away from pre season training and most players now back from their summer vacations, we wait for the first transfer activity of the summer at Elland Road.

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Date:Saturday June 18 2011

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