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LUFC Varney already excited about next season

LUFC Varney already excited about next season

Luke Varney says he is already excited about next season after Leeds United finished the season well under new boss Brian McDermott.

Leeds won three of their final five games under McDermott, including a rare away win on the final day at Watford, a result that cost them automatic promotion.

McDermott`s influence on the side is already evident with him encouraging the players to play the ball out from the back and not the long ball tactics of previous manager Neil Warnock.

It was an encouraging end to another disappointing season at Elland Road. There was the long drawn out takeover, which was eventually completed in December and once again in the transfer window, Leeds sold one of their main players at the club with leading goalscorer Luciano Becchio sold to Norwich City.

Varney feels things are looking good ahead of next season. "I`m excited about next season," Varney told the official website.

"I think with everything that has gone on this season it has ended on a positive note.

"We`ve had a couple of defeats but you can see what they are trying to do."


It has been an up and down season for Varney, who struggled at Elland Road in his first few months with the club after arriving from Portsmouth last summer.

Despite scoring in his first competitive Leeds game against Shrewsbury Town in the Capital One League Cup, Varney struggled in an unfamiliar wide position and he made just two substitute appearances during a six game spell in September and October. He looked to be getting his game together at Leeds with a good performance against Southampton in the League Cup, until a red card at Millwall in November saw him on the sidelines.

It was almost two months before Varney made his next start against Birmingham City in the FA Cup as he helped Leeds progress to the fourth round with a rare away win.

He was unfortunate to be left out for the next game against Bristol City on the Saturday, but the following week he was recalled to the starting line-up against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup. Varney scored the opening goal for Leeds as they caused an upset in the competition and he didn`t look back from there.

Varney was an ever-present for the remainder of the season and he was the hero for Leeds in McDermott`s first game in charge against Sheffield Wednesday. Varney scored twice to earn Leeds a crucial three points against their Yorkshire neighbours and he finished the season with 6 goals from 39 appearances.



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Date:Sunday May 12 2013
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