Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Defender ready for challenge

LUFC Defender ready for challenge

Leeds United defender Alex Bruce is ready to stake his claim for a regular place in the Leeds side by working hard during pre season.

The players returned last Friday after their summer breaks and Bruce admitted on the official website, "It`s been a very tough week. I`d go as far as saying it`s been one of the toughest I`ve ever had in terms of running."

The defender joined Leeds last summer from Ipswich Town and was in and out of the side during his first season, eventually making twenty-four appearances in total.

Bruce enjoyed his best spell in the side at the turn of the year and put in an accomplished performance, in the 1-1 draw at Arsenal in the FA Cup.

The 26 year old is now ready to put himself at the forefront of manager Simon Grayson`s thoughts by performing during pre season. "Hopefully I can be more consistent in the starting eleven and I will do my best to keep my place.
"I`m very determined. No player wants to work Monday to Friday and not play on a Saturday. You work hard in pre season to stake your claim for the first game of the season and that`s my aim," he continued.

He made his last appearance of the season in the disappointing 3-0 defeat at Swansea City at the end of February.

Leigh Bromby replaced Bruce in the side, who in turn was replaced by Richard Naylor as boss Simon Grayson struggled to find a solid performing duo in the centre of defence.

Despite finishing in seventh place last season, Leeds conceded seventy goals, one of the worst defensive records in the championship.

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club

The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with almost 200 members since it`s formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.

The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.

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.

The site is regularly updated with news and views regarding all the current events at Elland Road, alongside a fully interactive message forum.

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

Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

Vital Leeds on: facebook

Vital Leeds on: twitter

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

Date:Saturday July 9 2011
Time: 8:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

LUFC Leeds United v Norwich City - Team News

Team news ahead of the League Cup tie at Elland Road.

LUFC On This Day - October 24th

A look back at what has happened on October 24th in the history of Leeds United

LUFC Leeds United Loan Watch October 17th - 23rd

Leeds United have six players out on loan at the moment and Vital Leeds is once again look at how the players are doing on their travels.

LUFC Former Midfielder Announces His Retirement

Former Leeds United midfielder Stephen McPhail has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Leeds will do against Norwich?
Suggested By:
Win in normal time35%
Lose in normal time33%
Win in extra time16%
Lose in extra time8%
Win on penalties8%
Lose on penalties0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
9 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
10 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
11 Brentford 14 5 4 5 19 5
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 14 5 4 5 19 -3
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Oct 25 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
Capital One Cup
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 20 2016 1:15PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 5:30PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 5:30PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

2.Tiny T50
6.King Billy24
10.Dublin White13
Write for Vital Football