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LUFC Nunez hoping form will earn new deal

LUFC Nunez hoping form will earn new deal

Ramon Nunez is hoping to get his chance this season at Leeds United after failing to break into the side during last season and earn a longer contract in the process.

Nunez joined originally on a short-term deal in the autumn but made just two substitute appearances, both coming in October against Cardiff City and Scunthorpe United.

The 25 year old ended the season enjoying a successful loan spell at Scunthorpe United where he scored three times in eight games.

Now he is hoping to stake his claim for a regular spot in the side after impressing so far in pre season.

Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post , Nunez said, "I found the last year a bit frustrating but I guess that`s natural.
"I kept my head up and made sure I was focused and positive. It`s all you can do and it`s the only way to move forward.
"Being positive makes a difference to the way you play and I think that`s shown in pre-season so far.
"I`m getting a bit more of an opportunity and I feel in the right frame of mind to take it. It seems like I`ve got a good chance of getting into the starting XI."

Nunez is an experienced international with Honduras, playing in the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.

Despite his limited chances at Elland Road last season he excelled internationally and he was vote the most valuable player at the Copa CentroAmerica tournament in January, a competition they went on to win when they beat Costa Rica 2-1 in the final.

Nunez is also hoping that his early season form might see him earn a new deal at Elland Road, "I`m settled in England and I`m happy at Leeds. They`re a team with a lot of tradition and a lot of history. Ideally, I`d like this to be a long-term thing for me, he continued.

The attacking midfielder will be out of contract at the end of this next season after signing a one-year deal earlier in the summer.

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Date:Friday July 22 2011
Time: 4:19PM

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