Leeds striker purrs over potential reunion; Former Ram calls Forest 'a top side'

Tom Carroll low quality

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Leeds United are a club that is filled with a certain 'buzz' at the moment and with the January transfer window around the corner, transfer news seems to fuelling large parts of the excitement.

Leeds have been reportedly keen to make a move on their former fan favourite Max Gradel, as they look improve their promotion bid with potential new investment.

The excitement over a Gradel return hasn't been shared only by supporters, with current top goalscorer Ross McCormack publicly noting his thoughts on the Ivorian's possible return. 

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post the striker said 'Max is a good guy. The formation at the moment might have to change to accommodate him but that's what you do with good players. You get them in your team and you deal with that.

'It's well documented that we haven't got any wingers and the formation at the minute doesn't need wingers. But it would be nice to have a way of changing things if we're in a game and nothing is going for us.

'With players like Max you put them in the team and build round them. He was a talent when he was here and one of those players who runs at defenders and causes them problems. He made his own luck by working hard.

'When he was here last time he was one of the main men in terms of how the lads got on with him, but what happens is up to the gaffer'

The signing of Gradel would be a huge signal of intent to the rest of the division, and could go a long way for them to securing a top 6 finish.

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On-loan Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll has talked about a tricky month for Queens Park Rangers and has stated their next three opponents; Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Watford are 'all top sides'.

The midfielder who spent half-a-season on loan at Derby County will be fighting his former loan side, along with Burnley and Leicester to be at the top of the pile going into the new year.

Although considered the favourites, the next three games make for tough reading for Hoops fans, who face arguably their toughest opponents in Leicester on Saturday - A win there would put them in a good position for both the Forest and Watford games.

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