Yorkshire latest: McAllister out of the running for Leeds job; Barnsley could lose star man

We bring you the latest news involving Leeds United, Sheffield United, Rotherham United, Barnsley and Doncaster Rovers.

We bring you all the latest news surrounding the Yorkshire clubs that has broken in the last 24 hours.

1) Leeds United’s managerial shortlist down to two

It appears that it is now a straight battle between David Hockaday and Eamonn Dolan for the Leeds United managerial position.

Previously Gary McAllister, who appears to be the fans’ choice for the job, was tipped to be in with a chance of taking the reins at Leeds, but it seems that he is now out of contention.

According to Phil Hay, Football Editor for the Yorkshire Evening Post, Dolan is now the favourite with Hockaday in contention, but McAllister is no longer being spoken about.

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2) Rotherham keen on Mark Beevers

Rotherham United have already been busy in this summer’s transfer window, but their pursuit of new talent is showing no signs of stopping.

One of the men on Steve Evans’ extensive list of targets appears to be Millwall defender Mark Beevers, with the club having a £100,000 bid rejected by London outfit today, according to the Examiner.

3) Ben Davies reveals Sheffield United’s target for next season

New Sheffield United signing Ben Davies has said that the club are aiming to win the League One title next season.

Davies, who was on loan at Brammall Lane during the back end of last season, joined on a permanent deal from Derby this week and he is already looking forward to getting started at his new club.

He said to the club’s official site: “"There was an option or two to stay in the Championship, but this is a sideways step because this is a Club on the up and you know what you get when you work with the Gaffer."

"I have played over 100 games for him and he was a massive reason I joined on-loan in February."

"Now I want to come back and be a part of a promotion-winning side next season, the target is to win League One."

4) Barnsley could lose Jim O’Brien

Barnsley could be set to lose Jim O’Brien, with Rotherham making enquiries about his about his availability.

Rotherham leapfrogged Barnsley into the Championship last season and they are now hoping to raid their Yorkshire rivals of one of their prized assets.

According the Sheffield Star, O’Brien is determined to play football back in the Championship this season and that means that a deal between the two clubs could be possible.

5) Paul Dickov reveals Doncaster Rovers were at a disadvantage last season

Paul Dickov has said Doncaster Rovers’ playing budget last season was half of what it was the previous time the club were playing in the Championship.

Doncaster were cruelly relegated on the final day of last season and Dickov believes that it is a remarkable achievement that Rovers came so close to safety considering their budget.

“The last time this club got relegated the budget then was 50 per cent more than what we had this season,” Dickov said to the South Yorkshire Times.

“So for everybody at the club - and I include everybody at the club when I say this - to compete like we did in the Championship, we have got to take a little bit of credit."

“I know that’s hard to say when you’ve been relegated. But we so nearly did it."

“It would’ve been the biggest achievement of my career if we had managed to do it.”

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