No movement imminent in Leeds managerial situation
Leeds United will not appoint a new manager until Massimo Cellino returns from the USA, according to Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post.
No indication of much movement with the head coach's job. Unlikely to develop further until Cellino returns from the USA. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 8, 2014
Last time I asked, Cellino was due back on Thursday but his plans often change. Would imagine that Redfearn will be in charge for Birmingham— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 8, 2014
The outspoken Italian has admitted to being ‘confused’ about who he wants to employ to take over at Leeds and he won’t make any final decision until Thursday, at the earliest.
Currently Neil Redfearn remains in temporary charge and he could be looking after the team against Birmingham City at the weekend, it appears.
Michael Higdon to shine
Nigel Clough has backed Sheffield United striking recruit Michael Higdon to show his quality.
Higdon scored on his debut, but has not hit top form during his time at Bramall Lane so far.
However, Clough believes that the target-man center-forward will show his worth soon.
“Michael is a quality player and that quality will eventually shine through,” he said. “But it always takes a little time to adapt to new surroundings and, you’ve also got to remember, he’s not had a proper pre-season so he’s catching-up in that regard.”
Butterfield has point to prove
Huddersfield Town summer signing Jacob Butterfield wants to prove something against his former employers Middlesbrough on Saturday.
The central-midfielder joined the Terriers from the North-East club last month, after falling out of favour at the Riverside and he now wants to make them regret their decision to let him leave by beating them on Saturday.
“It’s fair to say that in a way, I want to prove something,” he said. “But the main thing for me now is helping the team get some points on the board, and that will be my main focus.”
Steve Evans excited by every fixture
Steve Evans says that he is excited by every fixture Rotherham United play at Championship level.
The Millers have had an inconsistent start to life in the second-tier, after being promoted last season, but that has not eased Evans’ anticipation for the future.
“I look at the fixture list in this division and there isn’t a single match for us that doesn’t excite me,” he said.
“Our task on a weekly basis, every time we step over the white line, is going to be a real challenge to us.”
Wednesday could make loan signings
Stuart Gray has hinted that Sheffield Wednesday could be prepared to utilise the loan-market, which opened again today.
The Owls have started in fine form, but Gray clearly is open to even more additions as Wednesday look to consolidate their position near the top of the table.
“We’re always looking for players," he revealed. "You never give up. I’m not saying things won’t happen. We have got more irons in the fire. It’s always a case as well it is whether other clubs are willing to let players come out."