Hockaday insists players are behind his plans
The under-fire boss has endured a torrid start to life in charge of Leeds and the majority now want him sacked.
His comments about the players' faith in him come after the side’s latest loss – a 2-1 reverse to Bradford City in the League Cup.
"I don't have to say this but the players are 100 per cent behind the way we want to play,” he said. "The president, everyone, they all want us to do well.”
Despite his statement of defiance it looks like his time in charge of Leeds is coming to an end and his future will continue to be speculated about unless a drastic improvement is made.
Adryan to hold Leeds talks today
In better news for Leeds United fans, they may have a new addition by the time they face Bolton at the weekend, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay.
Adryan and his agent due to arrive in England in the next 24 hours to seal his loan move to Leeds from Flamengo. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 28, 2014
Adryan is set to hold talks with the Whites' hierarchy today, with a loan move from Flamengo set to be completed soon.
The 20-year-old Brazilian playmaker comes with a huge reputation in his homeland and he will be under pressure to show his skill straight away at Elland Road.
Neil Lennon in the hunt for Huddersfield job
Neil Lennon is still in the hunt to take the vacant Huddersfield Town managerial job.
The former Celtic manager is looking for employment and is believed to be on the list of potential candidates to be the next boss at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Current caretaker manager, Mark Lillis, insists that no decision will be made before the international break, though.
“The indication is that I’ll take the Watford game ahead of the international break, at which point we can take stock,” he said to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Raynor: Rotherham still looking to buy
Rotherham United’s assistant manager Paul Raynor has said that the Millers are not done in the transfer window yet.
The newly promoted side have already done a lot of business this summer, but Raynor insists that more additions will happen before the end of the month.
“There’s still a bit of time in this transfer window yet,” he said to the South Yorkshire Times. “We’re always looking to improve and we’ll continue to do that. The manager’s [Steve Evans] always looking.”
Clough: Sheffield United to utilise loan market
Nigel Clough has revealed that some of Sheffield United’s fringe players could be allowed to leave on loan.
The likes of Andy Butler – who has failed to impress since joining from Walsall – and Chris Porter are thought to be players who could potentially leave on a temporary basis.
And Clough admits that he could use that avenue to offload some of the players not in his first team players.
“If somebody came to us and asked if that was a possibility then, yes, it’s something we would of course consider,” the Blades manager said.
“There’s nothing I hate to see more than a player just sitting on the bench but unfortunately, you can’t include everyone in your plans for particular games because we also have to consider the dynamics of the subs we might need."
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