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LUFC STRIKERS: Get Rid, Keep or Sell?

LUFC STRIKERS: Get Rid, Keep or Sell?

After another disappointing season Vital Leeds want to know who should remain at Elland Road next season.

Brian McDermott will release his retained, released and transfer listed list in the near future and we would like to know, who you want to see released, who we should sell and who you would like to see remain at the club.

Today we assess the strikers who have made at least one first team appearance for the club.

Habib Habibou
The Belgian striker arrived on loan in January for the remainder of the season so that Leeds could have a close look at the striker.

He has made just four appearances for Leeds since his arrival and after a worrying start against Cardiff City, he did ok in his other appearances for the club.

I cannot see him being offered a deal in the summer.

Ross McCormack
It has been a frustrating season for the Scottish international striker. He suffered an ankle injury at Cardiff in September, which ruled him out for two months.

Playing under manager Neil Warnock, he was expected to be more of a provider than striker and goals have been hard to come by for him this season.

He has netted eight times in 38 appearances this season and he does look like he has his mojo back since the arrival of new manager Brian McDermott.

McCormack signed a new deal at Elland Road last summer and he is contracted to the club until the summer of 2015.

Steve Morison
He was signed as a replacement for Luciano Becchio in January.

He was injured when he arrived and I still don`t think he is fully fit. He is beginning to come in for some stick from the fans, who cheered when he was substituted at Elland Road recently.

The season can`t finish quick enough for him and he needs an uninterrupted pre-season. Maybe then, we might see a different Morison.

He has scored three times in 15 appearances since his arrival and he is in contract until the summer of 2015.

Davide Somma
Injury plagued Somma may have played his last game for Leeds having recently gone under the surgeon`s knife once again.

The South African international striker quite clearly as the quality but he has now missed the vast majority of the last two seasons.

A cruciate knee ligament injury in the summer of 2011 saw him miss the whole of last season. He finally returned to the side in December and he scored in just his second appearance from the bench. More injuries saw him sidelined again and he recently returned for one game, only to need more surgery.

He is out of contract this summer and it will be interesting to see whether McDermott will release him in June or give him pre-season to try to prove his fitness.

Luke Varney
It has been a season of two halves for Varney. In the first half of the season nothing went right for Varney and he almost looked like he was sulking and wanted to be anywhere other than at Elland Road.

He got his head down at the turn of the year and the big turning point was the FA Cup tie with Tottenham Hotspur. He has gone from having the crowd on his back to singing his name.

Although he has played the majority of his career as a striker, he has been used on the wing at Leeds.

He has scored 6 goals in 38 appearances this season and he has one-year remaining on his current deal with the club.





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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Thursday May 2 2013
Time: 7:00PM

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