Yorkshire latest: Hockaday replacement lined-up, Adryan deal done, Nuhiu praises pre-season

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Leeds line up Hockaday replacement

David Hockaday may still be in charge of Leeds United, but the Whites are already eyeing up his replacement.

The controversial head-coach, who is under-pressure after a poor start, was almost sacked after a 4-1 defeat to Watford at the weekend.

However, Massimo Cellino opted to stick with the Forest Green Rovers boss in the hope that he could turn things around in the near future.

If he doesn’t, the Daily Mail suggests that Oscar Garcia could be lined up as the man to take over from him.

Garcia left Brighton this summer for Maccabi Haifa, but has already quit that job and is currently looking for employment.

Adryan to be a Leeds man before Saturday

Adryan will be a Leeds United player before the end of the week, The Yorkshire Post report.

The young Brazilian playmaker has been linked to Leeds for a sustained period of time now, but it appears there has finally been some development with his move.

The 20-year-old is set to sign on a season-long-loan and it is sure to be a transfer which excites the Whites support as he has been compared to Kaka back in his native country.

Nahki Wells wants cup success again

Huddersfield Town’s Nahki Wells may have already played in a Capital One Cup final, but he is aiming for more success in the competition this season.

Wells led the line for Bradford City as they reached the final back in the 2012/13 season, despite being a League Two side, and he is aiming to cause an upset in the competition again – this time with the Terriers.

Huddersfield take on Nottingham Forest tonight knowing they go into the game as the underdogs, and with no permanent manager in place, but Wells believes they can still be successful.

“We’re up against a tough side who have strength in depth,” he said to the Examiner.

“But we’re moving in the right direction, and I don’t see why we can’t give them a game."

Atdhe Nuhiu seeing his efforts pay off

Sheffield Wednesday forward Atdhe Nuhiu is seeing the benefits of hard-work after a tough pre-season.

The powerful front-man was given an individual training programme over the summer and returned raring to go, as a result.

He already has three goals for the season and admits that his added strength has been the difference for him at the start of this season.

“Pre-season helped me a lot,” he admitted to the Sheffield Telegraph. “I didn’t have it last season."

“I started very strong and then I had a dip. It was not because I wanted to but my legs and body sometimes said no as I wasn’t strong enough.”

Nigel Clough insists belief is high

Finally, Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough insists that belief is high at Bramall Lane.

The Blades take on West Ham United in the Capital One Cup tonight, knowing they head into the game as outsiders, but Clough feels that his team can pull off an upset.

“The lads have to believe they can do this,” he told The Star. “And we hope they show no fear."

“You must always respect your opponents there’s a difference. A big and important difference.”

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