Date:Thursday April 26 2012
Leeds United boss Neil Warnock says the next few weeks will be very busy with the start of the major surgery he feels is necessary at the club.
Warnock is planning to talk with his current Leeds squad following the final game of the season against Leicester City on Saturday and he is expected to announce his retained and released list sometime next week.
The Leeds boss has continuously talked about 'major surgery` being required with the current Leeds squad since his arrival in February and he does not want to waste any time during the summer.
Warnock is looking to start building his own squad as soon as the season finishes on Saturday and he says it is going to be a very busy time. Speaking on the official website, Warnock said, "I`ll be speaking with the players next week and we will make an announcement after that so people know where we are.
"The next few weeks will be very busy."
Warnock has a number of players out of contract this summer, including Alex Bruce, Aidy White, Michael Brown, Mikael Forssell, Lloyd Sam and Danny Webber who have played first team football this season.
He has already offloaded Ben Parker and Mika Vayrynen who were also out of contract this summer whilst Darren O`Dea who has spent the season on loan at Elland Road and he was hoping for a full time deal with Leeds has been released early with Warnock not interested in signing the Celtic defender.
Goalkeeper Maik Taylor is also out of contract and is currently on loan with Millwall who are reported to be offering the experienced goalkeeper a coaching role at the New Den next season.
Warnock may also be looking to offload a number of players who are still in contract next season.
The Leeds boss has already offered Aidy White and Robert Snodgrass new deals with the club and he is in talks with Adam Clayton and Ross McCormack about new deals with Snodgrass, Clayton and McCormack all out of contract in the summer of 2013.
Should Warnock offer new deals to any of the players (excluding White) out of contract this summer or should he clear the lot out?
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