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LUFC McCarthy - Leeds have great opportunity

On loan goalkeeper Alex McCarthy believes Leeds have a great opportunity to go up this season.

McCarthy, on loan from Reading, will play his last game for Leeds this weekend when they travel to Watford.

Leeds have won four of the five games McCarthy has played in since his arrival and have kept three clean sheets, something that has been a rare commodity in 2011.

McCarthy believes he is leaving a side who have a great opportunity of returning to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.

Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post, McCarthy said, "Leeds have got a great opportunity of getting up this year.
"The main thing is always how you play after Christmas but with their squad and their depth they`ve got every chance."

McCarthy has enjoyed his short spell at Elland Road and he admits that he will now always have a soft spot for Leeds. "I`ve loved every minute of my time here. I came to Leeds to play games but I soon appreciated that they`ve are a special club. I`ll always have a soft spot for Leeds and they`re the biggest club I`ve played for.
"We`ve been on a good run and we`ve won four out of five matches so it would be nice to continue the good run at Watford. We`ll see what happens after that," he continued.

Leeds are expected to welcome back regular number one Andy Lonergan to the side when McCarthy returns to Reading after the weekend.

Lonergan has been missing since the game at Doncaster in October when he suffered a broken finger.

He has been back in training for two weeks and made his first appearance in a behind closed doors friendly with Bradford City last week.

Leeds can also call upon veteran goalkeeper Maik Taylor, who is still waiting to make his debut for the club since signing on a short-term deal in November.

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Date:Wednesday December 7 2011
Time: 3:38PM

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