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LUFC McCarthy - I would go back to Leeds in a shot

LUFC McCarthy - I would go back to Leeds in a shot

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy makes a quick return to Elland Road on Saturday with new club Ipswich Town but says he would love the chance to a return to Leeds in the future.

McCarthy signed for Ipswich on loan from Reading at the start of January after two very successful months at Leeds in November and December.

The England under 21 international joined Leeds at the start of November on an emergency loan.

McCarthy was drafted in after Paul Rachubka was rested from the side after a poor run of form in the Leeds goal, which eventually saw him substituted at half time in the 5-0 defeat by Blackpool at Elland Road.

The Reading goalkeeper admits he loved his time at Elland Road and would jump at the chance of a return in the future.

Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post, McCarthy said, "I loved every minute at Leeds. Genuinely loved every minute. I said at the time that they`re the biggest club I`ve played for and I meant it.

"I`m a lad from the south who`d never played for a club up north before, but I really took to the place - the club, the city, the people. If I was looking for another move in the future then I could see myself trying to find another club up there. To be honest, if there was every an opportunity to go back to Leeds and the circumstances were right then I`d be back like a shot."


McCarthy made six appearances during his time with Leeds, keeping three clean sheets. They managed thirteen points from a possible eighteen to put Leeds in the play-off places.

His last action for Leeds was to make a tremendous penalty save in the game at Watford with the game going into the final minute.

It proved crucial as Leeds went down the other end to score with a penalty, to earn a point in a 1-1 draw.

McCarthy has made two appearances for Ipswich since his arrival. They were beaten 2-1 at Birmingham City and were held to a 2-2 draw by Blackpool last weekend.

Leeds fans will be hoping he does not produce the form at Elland Road on Saturday that saw him quickly become a fans favourite.

The last time he visited Leeds with the opposition, he produced a man of the match performance for Reading in a 0-0 draw last season.

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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Friday January 20 2012
Time: 4:11PM

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