UK time is: 21:42:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

LUFC Grayson knows he has to add quality to squad

Leeds United boss Simon Grayson is looking to add quality to his squad when the transfer window opens next week and says plenty is going on behind closed doors.

Grayson knows he will have to move a number of players on as well to release some funds to bring in new players.

He admits the squad lacks quality and he is looking to address this in January.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Grayson said, "There are a number of players here who will have to move on to other clubs because they are not playing too much, which will release some money.

"We have got too many players, without actually having one or two top quality players, which we are probably looking to bring in during the transfer window.

"It is never easy to do that, we talk about it all the time. We are looking to improve the squad but there are many reasons that can dictate how you get players in and why you do not get a player in. The one thing we are doing is targeting players that we want to bring in and we are trying to conclude deals."


Leeds signed just three players during the summer but added to the squad once the season started.

Finnish duo Mikael Forssell and Mika Vayrynen both signed full time contracts whilst Darren O`Dea joined on a season long loan from Celtic.

Andy Keogh and Danny Pugh both signed on loan until January, with Leeds stating that a deal has already been done with Pugh`s parent club Stoke City for the midfielder to sign a full time deal with Leeds in January.

Keogh has also expressed a desire to stay with Leeds past his loan deal in January.

Grayson also says that despite the lack of news on possible transfer targets, plenty is going on behind closed doors with him preferring to conclude a deal before commenting on speculation. "I hate people knowing what business I am doing. I like to do my business in private. I do not want it out in public with people talking and discussing things because sometimes you can miss out on players. I want to do all my business within the walls of the training ground if possible.
"Just because we are not commenting on speculation doesn`t mean we are not to achieve something,"
continued Grayson.


Of those who could possibly leave. Alex Bruce is currently on loan with League One side Huddersfield Town with the possibility of the deal being full time when the transfer window reopens.

Goalkeeper Paul Rachubka only signed for Leeds in the summer from Blackpool but after a disastrous spell in the Leeds goal, he was allowed to join League One side Tranmere Rovers until January to regain his confidence.

It is very questionable whether Grayson would ever risk putting Rachubka back in the Leeds goal with the pressure that would be on him in front of the Leeds fans.

Andy O`Brien has stated that he never wants to play for Leeds again. The defender turned down a loan move to fellow championship side Bristol City in November but he must surely be leaving in January.

Leigh Bromby has made just six appearances this season and he could be another on his way out.

Ben Parker has made just nine appearances in the last two and a half seasons and has just returned to full fitness. Both Parker and Grayson have already stated that they will be looking for a loan deal in January.

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 over 200 members since its 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.

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

Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!






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:Tuesday December 27 2011

Time: 9:14AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Leeds Articles

Nottingham Forest v Leeds United Team News (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC Watford cup tie arranged (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC Mowatt Claims FL Young Player Award (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC Leeds confirm Thompson appointment (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC On This Day - December 18th (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC Redfearn to finally land his man (Wednesday December 17 2014)

LUFC On This Day - December 17th (Wednesday December 17 2014)

LUFC Leeds miss out on cash windfall (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Archived Leeds 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 243
2. deslondon 62
3. erni 56
4. King Billy 52
5. Tiny T 47
6. SimonTVW 33
7. Oyper 22
8. trickyfandango 15
9. ultraleeds 13
10. 1972Glory 12

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Birmingham 21 6 7 8 -9 25
16. Reading 21 7 4 10 -10 25
17. Huddersfield 21 6 6 9 -11 24
18. Leeds Utd 21 6 5 10 -7 23
19. Millwall 21 5 8 8 -8 23
20. Bolton 20 6 4 10 -6 22
21. Rotherham 21 4 9 8 -10 21

Breaking League News

Nottingham Forest v Leeds United Team News
Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 21:13:00
LUFC Thompson hoping to help wake sleeping giants
Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 20:22:00
LUFC Watford cup tie arranged
Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 19:56:00
A Tribute To Max Clayton
Bolton : 18/12/2014 19:42:00
Boro have the desire
Middlesbrough : 18/12/2014 18:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will we be in the relegation zone at the turn of the year?
Suggested By:  
Yes 57%
No 43%