Yorkshire latest: Leeds' potential McCormack replacement; Wednesday on verge of signing

Ross McCormack warming up for Leeds United

Leeds United star hoping to emulate McCormack, Sheffield Wednesday close to signing, Huddersfield chase midfielder and Doncaster man welcomes investment.

We take a look at the five biggest stories to break involving Yorkshire’s football teams over the last 24 hours.

1) Dominic Poleon is hoping to be the next Ross McCormack if Leeds’ main man moves to Newcastle

With McCormack reportedly on the verge of an £8million move to Newcastle, Leeds United will be needing somebody to step up to fill the void that losing last top scorer will leave.

Many would have expected them to go out and spend some of the influx of money that they will receive if they are to sell the former Cardiff man, but Poleon is hoping that he can step up and emulate McCormack’s feats this season.

He said, in an interview with the club’s official website: “I want to get myself in the team and score some goals, so the same as always.

“You want to look back on last year and improve next season.

“I always believe I can score goals so hopefully if I get the chance I’ll be able to knock them in.”

2) Sheffield Wednesday are on the verge of completing the signing of Gavin Gunning

The Owls are close to completing the signing of Dundee United defender Gavin Gunning, according to reports.

Wednesday have been keen to complete the deal for the out-of-contract defender for some time and have offered him a contract that more than trebles his wages at his previous employers.

The SPL outfit have been resigned to losing the defender since the end of last season, as he was rated amongst the best in the division in his position.

3) Huddersfield want Keith Andrews

The Yorkshire Post are reporting that Huddersfield are keen on bringing Keith Andrews in for the upcoming season.

The experienced central midfielder is available for transfer with Bolton looking to move him on.

Andrews spent much of the last season out on loan at Brighton and Hove Albion and will be looking to secure a more permanent move this summer.

4) Steve Evans wants even more strikers

Rotherham may have pulled off the coup of signing Matt Derbyshire this week, but boss Steve Evans is still on the lookout for more firepower to add to his ranks.

“He (Derbyshire) knows he will get competition here because he knows that there will be one, two or maybe three others to follow, plus what we already have," he told the club’s official website.

"We are seriously ambitious about embracing the Championship. We will go into the league with a purpose.

5) Luke McCulloch backs One Direction investment

Doncaster defender Luke McCulloch has said that he would welcome investment from One Direction star Louis Tomlinson.

The boy-band star has reportedly been interested in buying a stake in his boyhood club after spending time on the club’s books this season and McCulloch thinks that it would be a good thing – having seen his passion for Rovers.

“He's made a lot of money for himself and he's broken America but he's a season ticket holder,” he said.

“It would probably be a dream for him to be involved with the club and as players we don't mind who runs it.”

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