Date:Tuesday January 24 2012
Former Leeds United striker Brian Deane believes had Leeds held onto their main players in the last few seasons they would be in the top two in the championship.
The Leeds born striker was a guest on the BBC Late Kick off show on Monday night alongside another former Leeds player John Hendrie.
Deane also questions the clubs current transfer policy of bringing in loan players and he feels under the circumstances Leeds boss Simon Grayson is doing a really good job.
Guy Mowbray hosts the show and Deane`s remarks were in response to Mowbray mentioning Leeds chairman Ken Bates programme notes, where he stated Leeds were overspending by £2.2 million on player wages.
Deane speaking on the show said, "You look at the players who have left the club in recent years; you would think if they had kept those players, you would expect Leeds to be in the top two.
"Under the circumstances I think Simon Grayson has done a really good job.
"Loan signings coming in, are they going to have the passion for the club that somebody on a two or three year contract is going to have?"
Hendrie also question the recent loan signing of Fabian Delph. Delph has joined on a one-month loan deal last week and he feels the former Leeds midfielder would just be getting back to full fitness by the time his loan spell ended having hardly played for his parent club Aston Villa since leaving Leeds in the summer of 2009.
Leeds have also brought in Andros Townsend on loan from Tottenham Hotspur this month for the remainder of the season and Darren O`Dea has been on loan from Glasgow Celtic for the season.
Danny Pugh recently turned his three-month loan spell at Elland Road into a permanent deal.
Alex McCarthy (Reading) and Andy Keogh (Wolverhampton Wanderers) have also spent time on loan this season bringing the total to six of players who have spent time on loan this season at Elland Road.
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Date:Tuesday January 24 2012
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