UK time is: 03:31:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

LUFC Young keeper admits future out of his hands

Young Southend United goalkeeper Dan Bentley says he is not being distracted by reports linking him with a move to Leeds United but admits his future is out of his hands.

The 20-year-old has sprung to prominence this season at Southend as he has helped the shrimpers climb the League Two table and they are almost certain of a place in the play-offs.

Leeds boss Brian McDermott was watching from the stands last week as Bentley kept his 19th clean sheet of the season for Southend as they won at automatic promotion chasing Rochdale 3-0 but Bentley, who came through the ranks at Roots Hall, says his future is out of his hands.

Speaking in the Southend Echo , Bentley said, "I`m just thinking about matters on the pitch and I`m not going to be distracted by what might be happening off it.

"I`m a Southend United player, I`m happy here, it`s my local club, I`m playing regularly and I`m certainly not looking to go anywhere.

"I will keep giving 100 per cent here until somebody tells me differently but that`s out of my hands really so I don`t think about."


Leeds have two goalkeepers out of contract at the end of the season whilst rumours this week suggest that all is not well with regular number one Paddy Kenny, who hasn`t featured since returning to full fitness. On loan Jack Butland has kept Kenny out of the side in recent weeks despite Kenny returning to full fitness and McDermott has preferred youngster Alex Cairns on the bench.

Kenny has one-year remaining on his current deal at Elland Road whilst Jamie Ashdown and Cairns are both out of contract.

Bentley signed a new three-year deal with Southend at the start of last season.


Join The Vital Debate

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 Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.


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: facebook



Vital Leeds on: twitter


Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 26 2014

Time: 9:09AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC Leeds Fan View v Watford (Sunday March 1 2015)

Stats: Leeds United v Watford (Sunday March 1 2015)

Leeds throw away two-goal lead (Sunday March 1 2015)

LUFC On This Day - March 1st (Sunday March 1 2015)

Half Time: Leeds United 2-1 Watford (Saturday February 28 2015)

LUFC Bamba to sting the hornets? (Saturday February 28 2015)

Archived Leeds Articles

List All Vital Leeds Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 35
2. Tiny T 16
3. King Billy 11
4. deslondon 7
5. SimonTVW 6
6. Oyper 6
7. erni 6
8. thefallengiants 4
9. pete mc 2
10. bago 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Birmingham 34 10 12 12 -11 42
14. Huddersfield 34 11 9 14 -12 42
15. Cardiff 34 10 11 13 -6 41
16. Leeds Utd 34 11 8 15 -9 41
17. Bolton 34 11 7 16 -11 40
18. Reading 34 11 7 16 -16 40
19. Fulham 34 11 6 17 -12 39

Breaking League News

What The Bosses Said - Blackpool 1 Latics 3
Wigan : 01/03/2015 23:32:00
Slav Calls On Fans
Watford : 01/03/2015 20:25:00
McClaren Disappointed With Fulham Performance
Derby County : 01/03/2015 20:24:00
Emotional amp; Embarrassing Return For Powell
Charlton : 01/03/2015 20:07:00
Luzon - Huddersfield Performance Was The Standard
Charlton : 01/03/2015 20:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the match v Watford?
Suggested By:  
Silvestri 5%
Wootton 2%
Bamba 8%
Cooper 0%
Taylor 17%
Austin 29%
Murphy 10%
Cook 2%
Mowatt 0%
Sharp 23%
Byram 4%