Date:Wednesday July 11 2012
Leeds United players reported back for pre-season training today and boss Neil Warnock says he will be working them hard ahead of the new season.
The players reported back to Thorp Arch and were put through their paces by the Leeds boss who has built his sides in the past on working hard and a high level of fitness and Warnock says he will stick with the same philosophy.
Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Warnock said, "If you have a good pre-season in stands you in good stead for the rest of the season. I like the lads to do well and most of my teams have been pretty fit, so I am sticking with what I am used too over the last couple of years. They have done well today.
"It is hard work; you have to put the hard work in. You can see they have worked hard through the summer."
Paul Connolly, Ramon Nunez, Andy O`Brien, Paul Rachubka and Billy Paynter who have all been placed on the transfer list were all present for the first day of training.
The Leeds boss says that he has told them all they must work hard for themselves as much as anything. "I have told them all, whether you are on the transfer list, one of the youngsters or one of the new players. You have to train hard in pre-season, you do it for yourself, and you want to be in the team wherever you are," added Warnock.
Also present on the first day were Michael Brown and Aidy White who are now out of contract.
Warnock offered Brown a new one year deal at the end of last season on reduced terms whilst White turned down the offer of a new deal at the club.
The Leeds boss admits what the future holds for the duo but he plans to sit down with the pair in the near future to find out what they intend to do. "I have offered Michael a new deal, I will have a chat with him but I haven`t had time to have a chat with him yet, it is the same with Aidy, I don`t know what is happening with him.
"I want all the lads I have offered new deals to, to stay with the club. Aidy`s offer has now expired, so I am not sure if he is just keeping himself fit. I just haven`t had time to talk to either of them because there has been too much else to do," continued Warnock.
The Leeds boss also stated that he is looking at a number of trialists over the next couple of weeks as the players prepare for their first pre-season fixture at Farsley Celtic on Friday July 20th. The Leeds boss added, "I have had one or two offered to me and one or two I have asked to come and have a couple of weeks with us. I am sure I will mention them as I go along."
Injured duo Leigh Bromby and Davide Somma were also at Thorp Arch as they continue their rehabilitation from long-term injuries.
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
To visit the message board, click here.
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 .
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:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!
Date:Wednesday July 11 2012
Away attendance tracker to be used for Forest trip (Thursday November 27 2014)
LUFC Leeds United v Derby County Team News (Thursday November 27 2014)
Former players shipped out on loan deadline day (Thursday November 27 2014)
Ajose - I have wanted to leave for three months (Thursday November 27 2014)
McCarthy critical of Cellino after signing Hunt (Thursday November 27 2014)
LUFC Hunt completes Ipswich switch (Thursday November 27 2014)
LUFC Wootton joins Millers (Thursday November 27 2014)
LUFC On This Day - November 27th (Thursday November 27 2014)
Former striker set to move to League One leaders (Wednesday November 26 2014)
LUFC Forgotten forward set to end Leeds nightmare (Wednesday November 26 2014)
|13. Sheff Wed||18||4||10||4||-2||22|
|16. Leeds Utd||18||5||5||8||-5||20|
|Away attendance tracker to be used for Forest trip
» Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 21:08:00
|BWFC: Three Years On
» Bolton : 27/11/2014 21:00:00
|LUFC Leeds United v Derby County Team News
» Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 20:55:00
|Former players shipped out on loan deadline day
» Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 20:33:00
|Ajose - I have wanted to leave for three months
» Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 20:00:00