Leeds Utd news – Kilkenny wants new deal, Arrest warrant for Snodgrass, Transfer time

Arrest warrant for Snodgrass.

Leeds United’s Scottish wide man Robert Snodgrass has had a warrant for his arrest issued by a court in Scotland.

Snodgrass was due to attend the Justice of the Peace court in Glasgow on Thursday 20th January in connection with a traffic offence. He was alleged to have parked his car on a Pelican crossing in Glasgow’s Duke Street back on February 28th last year. A club spokesman speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post said that the matter was simply a misunderstanding and that: “Robert is assisting the authorities in getting the matter resolved.”

The prosecutors now have to make the decision to pursue the matter with the police, or simply to issue another date for Snodgrass to appear in court.

Transfer time.

Simon Grayson has vowed to use the 10 day break enforced by Leeds United’s defeat in the FA Cup to conclude his transfer business before the January window closes.

Leeds do not now play until they face Hull City on 1st February at the KC Stadium and the United boss is looking to introduce more than one new face before the deadline. Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post Grayson said: “Andrew Hughes left to go to Scunthorpe so we need to fill his shoes, and there are other areas of the field where I want to bring players in. A free week is an opportunity to do that and I’d like to think I’ll be able to.”

Grayson has already brought in Andy O’Brien on a permanent deal from Bolton Wanderers and George McCartney has signed a loan deal until the end of the season. Grayson will be looking to strengthen in midfield, with the possible departures of Bradley Johnson and Neil Kilkenny who are out of contract at the end of the season.

Kilkenny wants new deal.

Neil Kilkenny has once again re-iterated his desire to extend his stay at Leeds United beyond his current contract which expires at the end of the season.

The Australian midfielder is currently away on international duty at the Asia Cup but he told Sky Sports.com: “There’s nothing to discuss about my contract at the moment, discussions have started, they have been going on for a long time so we’ll wait and see when I get back.”

Kilkenny’s return has been delayed with the Socceroos progress to the Semi-Finals of the tournament where they will face Uzbekistan on Tuesday. The 25 year old midfielder was a key cog in United’s unbeaten run before Christmas and it would be expected that Leeds would wish to keep him in the squad: “At the end of the day if Leeds want to keep me they know I want to stay, so the ball is in their court.” Kilkenny said.

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