Leeds Utd news – McCartney positive, Snodgrass makes team of the week, Darville exits

Darville exits.

Leeds have allowed young defender Liam Darville to leave the club. The 20-year-old defender has had his contract cancelled by mutual consent.

Darville never made an appearance for United and had recently returned from a loan spell at Tranmere Rovers. Despite being a regular for the reserves, Darville could never quite make the breakthrough to the first team squad and has been allowed to move on and try to find first team football elsewhere.

Snodgrass makes team of the week.

Robert Snodgrass has again been selected for the npower Championship team of the week following Leeds United’s 4-0 win against Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

The Scot was in magnificent form on Saturday, causing problems on both wings and creating Leeds’s second goal with a delightful through ball for Max Gradel. Snodgrass has been in fine form since recovering from an injury suffered in pre-season and has been selected for the second time in the last three weeks.

McCartney positive.

George McCartney is looking for Leeds United to push on for promotion and wants to see cup success for the club he has joined on loan for the rest of the season. McCartney was talking to Leeds United.com and admitted he was delighted to be back at Elland Road and was looking forward to playing a part in the clubs success: “I enjoyed the previous three or four months here and when the chance came around I was more than happy to come back” he said.

The 4-0 win against Scunthorpe kept Leeds in 5th place, but in a tight division, McCartney is well aware that the threats can come from anywhere: “It’s going to be tough” he admitted “the likes of Forest and Reading are pushing on, but if we keep doing what we’ve been doing we should be up there as well.”

The Northern Ireland international is ineligible for the FA Cup 3rd round replay, but is keen to see the Whites progress: “The atmosphere should be electric. There’s plenty of confidence, spirit is high, and the lads know they are capable of getting a result.”

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