Yorkshire latest: 'No contact' made yet for Leeds manager target; Raynor rages at defence

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No Leeds contact over Milanic

Leeds United have not made contact with Sturm Graz about their current manager Darko Milanic. 

Milanic has emerged as a leading contender to take the managerial job at the Whites, but the Yorkshire Evening Post report that Sturm Graz told them that Leeds had made 'no contact' as yet

It is still thought that Milanic remains Massimo Cellino's top target, but even if the Yorkshire side do take their interest further there is no guarantee they will land their first-choice.

Milanic is the highest paid manager in Austria and it would be likely he would have to take a pay cut if he was to move to the Championship. 

Powell wants loan signings

According to the Examiner, Huddersfield Town are plotting to make a loan signing to solve their striking problems.

With James Vaughan out injured, the Terriers could not find the back of the net against Wigan Athletic and new boss Chris Powell is determined to add more firepower to his side as a result. 

Raynor happy with the defending

Rotherham United assistant manager Paul Raynor has slammed his side's defending in their 3-2 defeat against Bolton Wanderers.

The Millers had seemingly rescued a point when they brought the scores back to 2-2 late on, but a last minute strike from Joe Mason, which completed his hat-trick, provided Dougie Freedman's side with a  crucial victory. 

A draw would have been a decent result for the Millers and conceding so late in the game clearly frustrated Raynor, who lamented the defending on show. 

"We conceded three sloppy goals and we cannot defend like that, not at the level we are playing at, we’ve got punished so that is really disappointing," he told the club's official site. 

“We have got punished tonight for slack defending, all the goals were avoidable and we have prided ourselves on our defensive qualities this season."

Gray hails May

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray has hailed the impact that new signing Stevie May has had on the side since signing.

The striker joined from St. Johnstone over the summer and has made a good impression in his early days at Hillsborough.

Blessed with pace and a clinical finish, he notched his second goal for the club in their 2-0 victory over Birmingham City last night and Gray thought his new striker's display was 'fantastic'.

"We know Stevie has got that in him. He created something out of nothing," he said to the Sheffield Telegraph. 

“He’s a centre-forward who will score goals as he has proven in Scotland. It will give him confidence going into the Reading game. His work off the ball and defending for the team was fantastic. I can’t fault his effort and commitment he puts in for the teams. He runs himself into the ground."

Nigel Clough: 'We got away with that'

Nigel Clough says that his Sheffield United side got away with a poor performance in their 3-2 victory over Colchester United.

The Blades were 2-0 down against the League One strugglers until a remarkable comeback in the final 10 minutes but Clough wasn't impressed - despite the late heroics. 

"We got away with that one because, make no mistake, we didn’t play well," he said to the Sheffield Star. "That’s why the dressing room isn’t too ebullient, if that’s the word, because we haven’t spared them from the facts. That it was a brilliant result but that the performance was bad."

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