Yorkshire latest: Leeds fans on Hockaday; Huddersfield miss out on defender

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1) Leeds United fans rage about rumoured David Hockaday appointment

The new Leeds United manager is set to be announced in the near future as David Hockaday, according to reports.

Massimo Cellino was known to have wanted a British manager to fill the vacant post and he appears to have settled on Hockaday, after missing out on Eamonn Dolan, who was originally the Italian’s first-choice.

Hockaday is a surprise candidate for the Leeds job, with his lack of experience startling. The 56-year-old has only managed for four years, all of which were in non-league at Forest Green and he is now required to make a huge step up to manage at Elland Road.

As such, the majority of the Leeds fan-base are fuming about his appointment – with Gary McAllister the supporters' choice, of the rumoured potential candidates.

On a popular Leeds blog – The Scratching Shed – a whopping 92% of supporters voted to say that Hockaday is the wrong man to take Leeds forward and the reaction on Twitter has been similarly angry.

Here are some of the best tweets from Leeds fans who are disillusioned by the reported appointment.

2) Fulham to increase offer for Ross McCormack

To add to the sense of unease around Leeds United at the moment, Fulham are also reportedly keen to step-up their interest in Ross McCormack.

The London side, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, have already had a £5 million offer for last season’s Championship top-scorer rejected, but are keen to increase their bid to ensure they get their main summer target.

Felix Magath’s side are set to offer £6 million for the 28-goal hitman and further test Leeds’ determination to keep hold of their prized asset.

3) Watford to beat Huddersfield to Craig Cathcart

According to the Watford Observer, the Hornets are closing in on a deal to bring Craig Cathcart to Vicarage Road.

Cathcart’s contract at current club Blackpool expires this summer and it was thought that Huddersfield were keen to bring the defender in on a free-transfer.

However, it appears that the centre-back has opted to join Watford instead, meaning The Terriers will have to look elsewhere for defensive additions.

4) Harry Maguire tops Hull City wishlist

Harry Maguire is now Steve Bruce’s number one summer transfer target, according to reports.

Hull City had been in talks to bring Joleon Lescott to the club, but the England international rejected their offer meaning they are still short at centre-back.

It is now thought that Bruce has identified Maguire as the man to fill that void in his squad and help his team compete for a second season in the Premier League.

Maguire has already been the subject of much interest this summer, with Blades rejecting a £2 million offer from Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier in the transfer-window, but their resolve is sure to be tested further if these rumours turn out to be true.

5) One Direction star to take over Doncaster Rovers today

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s takeover of Doncaster Rovers is set to be announced today, the South Yorkshire Times reports.

Tomlinson is a boyhood fan of the club and will complete his dream of owning Rovers, with the takeover being officially completed in July.

Tomlinson will be co-chairman of the club alongside John Ryan, with the pair set to own 82% of the shares between them.

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