Leeds United under Brian McDermott might just be ready to re-enter the Premier League once again. The former Reading boss has proven a popular appointment since his arrival at Elland Road - and the club currently sit eighth in the Championship table.
They are doing battle with Ipswich Town, Brighton and Hove Albion, Reading, Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers and perhaps Blackpool at the moment for a place in the Championship’s top six - as the top five continue to run away from the pack.
As is the case in the Championship on many an occasion - who goes up may depend heavily on the business done in January - so who could Leeds bring in to give them that extra kick.
Well Reading striker Adam Le Fondre is certainly an option.
Last season he was the star performer for a Reading side that were relegated from the Premier League. He scored 14 goals in 37 games for the club last campaign - and even saw his name linked with a place in the England squad - such was the level of his performance.
This season, despite finding the back of net when on the pitch, ‘Alfie’ cannot buy a game under Nigel Adkins - and it seems he has had enough.
Speaking to the Reading Chronicle this week, this was his response to being asked whether he would consider a move away from the Madejski Stadium:
“Of course I would. I’m a footballer, I want to play games, it’s what I’m paid to do. The lads have done reasonably well since I’ve been out of the team but I’m not paid to sit around watching games. I’m no different to any player. I want to play games, get minutes on the pitch and I want to score goals, that’s what I’m about.”
McDermott signed Le Fondre from Rotherham for £300k - so should he try bring him back to Yorkshire for a reunion?
One that could end in the promised land once again.
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