We bring you the latest news from Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield United and Rotherham United.
1) No Adryan decision until next week
Adryan’s move to Leeds United will not move any further until next week, according to a report.
+++ There will be no news about Adryan until next Monday. The situation is in continuous evolution but the moment is delicate #lufc— Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) August 21, 2014
Emanuele Giulianelli, an Italian football journalist who has broken a number of transfer deals involving Leeds United this summer, describes the situation as 'delicate', but he has hinted that a move could happen next week previously.
Leeds are currently trying to do a deal with Cagliari – who Adryan is currently on loan at – and Flamengo – the player’s parent club – in what is a complex negotiation process.
The 20-year-old has been identified as one of Massimo Cellino’s top targets to bring to Elland Road, as he believes that he will add considerable class to the first-team and a loan deal looks likely.
The Brazilian playmaker is said to be keen on a move to English football, but his transfer will not be completed in time for him to play against Watford.
2) Liam Cooper didn’t expect to play so early
Liam Cooper admits that he didn’t think he’d be involved at Leeds United so soon after his arrival.
The defender signed from Chesterfield on the 13th August and only had to wait three days to make his debut – starting for the Whites in their win over Middlesbrough and then in their defeat to Brighton.
It has been a quick rise for Cooper, who was playing League Two football last season, but he seems to have taken it in his stride even if he has revealed that he was expecting to have to do a little more to force his way in at David Hockaday’s side.
“If I’m being honest, I didn’t expect to play straight away,” the 22-year-old said. “I’m very fortunate that the manager put me straight in. I don’t think I’ve ever played in front of a crowd as loud as Saturday’s and it was hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck stuff."
“I feel like one of the lads now, which is good because when I came here it was all brand new."
"It’s a bit awkward for the first few days, like being the new boy at school, but everyone’s been very welcoming.”
3) Steve Evans shocked by Kieran Agard
Steve Evans has expressed his surprise that Kieran Agard opted to move to Bristol City over Leeds United.
The striker had been of interest to the Whites, but decided to take a step down the divisions to go and play for Bristol City and Agard’s former Rotherham boss, Evans, said he was shocked at the striker’s choice.
“I’m just suprised he would turn down a club like Leeds with their profile and fan base and historical values," Evans revealed.
“You could go to the wildest place in Africa and say ‘Leeds’ and people would know Leeds United."
“Wow. In terms of a household name like Leeds United ... when you drop a division and go to Bristol City instead, and this is no disrespect to Bristol City, I’m surprised.”
4) Oliver Norwood completes Reading move
Oliver Norwood has left Huddersfield Town to join Reading in a £1.2 million move.
The central midfielder becomes the second big departure from the John Smith’s Stadium this summer, after Adam Clayton also departed to join Middlesbrough earlier in the window.
The 23-year-old has signed a three year deal with Nigel Adkins' side and says that he is delighted that the move has been completed.
“It feels great to be here and these are really exciting times," he said.
“The manager was a big factor in me signing, with his energy, positivity and the way he wants to play football. That was a massive plus and it was music to my ears that he wants to get the ball down and pass.”
5) Peterborough win a statement, says Ben Davies
Sheffield United’s midweek hero, Ben Davies, says that the side’s 2-1 win against Peterborough United on Tuesday night has laid down a statement to the rest of League One.
Blades travelled to London Road in midweek still in search of their first league win of the season, but they managed to edge a tight contest against their fellow promotion hopefuls and Davies believes that the side can kick on from here.
“I think that result was a bit of a statement,” he said. “That’s what the lads were saying in the dressing room afterwards as well because they (Peterborough) are a really good team."
“Going there on the back of two defeats was a really tough situation but, if we want to be in the shake-up, those are the sort of games we’ve got to win."
“We’ve shown everyone that we can really dig-in and we know that we can score goals.”
Nigel Clough’s men take on Crawley Town tomorrow, where they will be hoping to build on their first three points.