Leeds United are being linked with a shock move for striker Matt Tubbs of Blue Square Bet Premier League side Crawley Town.
Leeds have a history of plucking strikers from non-league football following the success of Jermaine Beckford who was signed from non-league Wealdstone. Tubbs, who has netted 20 goals already this season, is remaining level-headed about the speculation, telling the Kent and Sussex Courier: “Without being big headed about it, my name seems to get talked about every transfer window.” Tubbs goals have shot Crawley up to third in the table and the striker is in no hurry to leave: “If it happens it happens. I’m happy at Crawley and wouldn’t want to leave to just anyone.”
Fixture congestion fine.
Ross McCormack feels that Leeds United’s heavy schedule of games may be an advantage to the team.
Following the disappointment of the last two games, which have seen Leeds throw away two goal leads against both Leicester City and Portsmouth, the former Cardiff City striker feels that another two games in 4 days will allow the Whites to get the results out of their system: “We’ve got games thick and fast and we can put the Portsmouth result to bed straight away by beating Middlesbrough” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Leeds beat Middlesbrough earlier in the season, winning 2-1 at the Riverside with goals from Davide Somma and Luciano Becchio.
Fight on for O’Brien.
Despite his two own-goals in the 3-3 draw against Portsmouth on Tuesday, Andy O’Brien has been seen as a key part of Leeds United’s 11 match unbeaten run.
The centre-half on loan from Bolton Wanderers is reported to be in talks with promotion rivals Cardiff City about a permanent move from the Reebok according to the Daily Mirror. They report that Dave Jones has offered the 31 year old better terms than Leeds, and that O’Brien visited Wales for talks. The former Bradford City player has been touted to make his move to Elland Road permanent, and the loss of a target to the Bluebirds would be a bitter blow to Leeds’s promotion aspirations.