Leeds Utd news – Fixture confusion, Harvey wants Council support, White loan exit

Fixture confusion.

Confusion reigns over the date of Leeds United’s potential promotion six-pointer against Nottingham Forest following a gaffe by the BBC.

The clubs official website, Leeds United.com announced at 11am this morning that the clash would be shown live on the BBC on Friday 1st April with a 7.45pm kick-off. However an hour later another statement was posted on the website stating that the proposed slot in the schedule was no longer available and that to avoid further confusion ticket sales would be suspended until a new date could be confirmed.

Harvey wants Council support.

Leeds United chief executive Shaun Harvey has called on Leeds City Council to stand by their decision to assist in the re-development of Elland Road.

The Council had agreed to a loan to improve the ground, should the ground be part of a successful World Cup Bid. However despite the failure to land the 2018 tournament, United are still keen to press ahead with the plans to develop the ground. Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post Harvey said: “We are in a position where the development can go forward as soon as funding is arranged. We were to receive the support from the council in terms of a loan. The offer was conditional on getting the 2018 World Cup We would hope that, in view of the benefits the work will bring to the city and south Leeds in particular, the council will see the benefit of supporting the club’s attempts to redevelop the area.”

The plans include increasing the capacity of the ground to 50,000 as well as shops and a hotel development.

White loan exit.

United youngster Aidy White has returned to Oldham Athletic on loan, this time until the end of the season.

The left sided player had played five matches, scoring one goal, in an earlier spell for the Latics, but has been sidelined with an injury. Simon Grayson told Leeds United.com: “This is another opportunity for Aidy to get some games and play regular football.”

With Oldham in contention for a play-off spot in League One, an option has been added to the deal allowing for an extension should the Latics make it into the top six.

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