Leeds face rejection from Garcia
Leeds United will have to think again after their first choice for the manager’s job at Elland Road decided to head elsewhere.
Massimo Cellino had wanted to tempt Oscar Garcia, formerly of Brighton and Hove Albion, to the club, but the Spaniard is set to take over at Watford.
Garcia is the second boss to reject a chance to manage Leeds in as many days, after Preston manager Simon Grayson ruled out a return yesterday.
Smith and Poleon prices revealed
The prices of Matt Smith’s and Dominic Poleon’s transfers from Leeds United have been revealed by the Yorkshire Evening Post’s, Phil Hay.
Bit of detail - fee for Matt Smith is in excess of £750k, fee for Poleon was around £100k. Poleon deal includes large sell-on clause.— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 1, 2014
The Leeds striking duo both left at the last minute yesterday, landing the Whites a combined fee of around £850,000.
Smith’s transfer to Fulham, which has widely frustrated Leeds supporters, went through for around £750,000 whilst Poleon’s move to Oldham was worth £100,000 to the club.
Pearce praises Wednesday
Stuart Pearce has praised Sheffield Wednesday, even after seeing his Nottingham Forest side stop the Owls' unbeaten run.
Wednesday lost 1-0 to Forest at the weekend, but they did enough to impress Pearce – who believes they could get promoted this season.
“I think they will be in and around the play-offs,” the Forest boss said.
“I think they’ll certainly be will into the top half of the league, probably the play-offs and maybe beyond that if they carry on and are injury free, which you have to be in this league."
Clough still looking for players
The transfer window may have closed last night, but Nigel Clough is still hoping to add to his Sheffield United side.
Although permanent transfers may not be allowed anymore, Clough is aiming to utilise the loan market to good effect when it opens up. “We have brought in 11 players over the summer and the closing of the transfer window is not the end of our search for players,” he said to the Sheffield Telegraph.
“We’ll be exploring the loan market from next week with the aim of adding depth to the impressive squad we already have.”
Lillis hails Hudson
Huddersfield Town caretaker manager Mark Lillis has praised the club’s transfer strategy after they secured the signature of Mark Hudson on deadline day.
Lillis feels they were rewarded for their patience in the window by being able to land the commanding centre-back.
“The club has stayed patient to bring in the right man to improve the central defensive options and that has been rewarded with this arrival of Mark this evening,” he said to the Terriers’ official site.
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