Leeds United’s hopes of ending the season on a positive fashion had took a major turn for the worse after the team suffered a third consecutive league defeat this weekend.
A 2-1 loss against Cardiff City, who have been flirting with relegation throughout the campaign, is the latest in yet another disappointing result for the team. In the season that has been filled with controversy and endless managerial changes, Neil Redfearn is confident that the team can finish on a strong note. However, he has called upon much improved performances in the remainder of the campaign.
Since the 3-0 victory over Fulham a few weeks ago, Leeds United have been on a slump in form that has seen them take only one point from a possible 12. Even more disappointing for the manager would be the fact that his team has conceded nine goals in the last three matches. After having taken 52 points from the game so far, Leeds United do not have to worry about the threat of relegation from the Championship. They have a 16 point advantage over Wigan with only four games remaining. Hence, they are mathematically safe but a good run of form could potentially see them jump into the top 10 of the table. (more…)
Championship side Leeds United have secured the signature of American striker Robbie Rogers and manager Simon Grayson wants to throw the forward into the mix of the Championship action as soon as the club secures his work permit.
The 24 year old had been trial with the Yorkshire club for quite some time now after the manager spotted him in the United States and brought him to England. The USA international striker had a four year spell with the Major League Soccer club the Columbus Crew for which he played 106 times in this period. Rogers is being seen as the solution to Leeds’ crisis of finding goals up front and is also being considered as a replacement for former striker Robbie Keane in the long term.
USA winger Robbie Rogers had been on loan with Leeds since the winter break, but his excellent performance and wide range of skills and techniques has helped him to become a permanent part of the team. Leeds United manager Simon Grayson mentioned that his top priority currently is making sure that the deal with Robbie is finalized at the earliest so as to reduce any further complication in the matter.
The only focus right now is making sure that the work permit business is completed successfully so that Robbie can become a permanent player associated with Leeds United. Rogers has made over 100 appearances since the time he joined and has shown excellent capabilities in his performance and skills and ensured that all of it would be of great help in allowing him to get selected for a permanent transfer. The manager and coach were quite impressed with his game and are now keen on seeing him become a permanent player.
There are talks that once the deal is finalized, Simon will be discussing the future plans of action of Leeds United with Robbie to make sure that he feels comfortable with the game and matches. This is important as he is dependent upon Robbie to ensure that the chances of Leeds United for this Championship rise above par and cross the current existing limits. There has been no stopping Robbie Rogers from performing with all his might and soul and making Leeds rise in their standard and position in the League table. Let’s hope that the permanent transfer is definitely going to be of some help and use so that Simon can be relieved that he made the right choice.