Yorkshire latest: Leeds contact three before Milanic appointment; Huddersfield to sign three

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Leeds made contact with three candidates before Milanic

The Yorkshire Evening Post have revealed the three potential managers Leeds United spoke to before deciding to appoint Darko Milanic. 

The Whites have settled on Sturm Graz's Milanic and he is expected to be announced as boss today, but it seems that he wasn't the first man they contacted. 

Leeds also made contact with Preston North End's Simon Grayson, Steve Clarke and Oscar Garcia, but could not come to any agreement with the trio, leaving Milanic as the clear front-runner. 

All three potential managers were linked with a move to Elland Road, but it is still intriguing to see it confirmed that contact was made. 

May hails Kieran Westwood

Stevie May says that Kieran Westwood is the best goalkeeper he has worked with during his career. 

May joined the Owls during the previous transfer window and has impressed in his initial spell at the club, but he has hailed the impact of another one of the club's summer signings. 

“Westy made a couple of good saves and that can’t be underestimated. He’s a top class goalkeeper," he told the Sheffield Star.

“He’s as good a goalkeeper as I’ve come across. We see it in training every day the saves that he pulls off. You can tell he’s played at the highest level.

Powell wants additions

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell says that he wants two or three loan signings to improve his squad.

The Terriers boss say his side lose 3-0 at the weekend to Leeds United and it seems to have prompted him to look towards bringing players in to improve the quality of his struggling squad. 

“We need two or three to come in to help us get ourselves going," he said to the Examiner. 

Bob Peeters: no snub

Bob Peeters insists that he did not snub Rotherham United manager Steve Evans at the end of the Millers game against Charlton.

The Addicks boss didn't shake-hands with Evans at the end of the match, which finished 1-1, but he says that is something he always does. 

"I always go first to the referee with my players and then afterwards I go for a drink with the manager - if he lets me in! I never do it [shake hands on the whistle]," he said to the Sheffield Star.

Clough wants defensive improvement

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough says that the team must improve defensively after losing Harry Maguire.

The club's star centre-back left to join Hull City this summer and it appears that the Blades are still recovering from losing their most important defender.

The comments come after Clough's side's 5-2 weekend defeat to Swindon Town, which has apparently sent alarm bells ringing in the manager's head. 

“We need some help in the centre-half department, which we have been talking about since Harry Maguire left," he said to the Yorkshire Post. 

“Going forward, we scored two goals away from home. That should be enough to get you a point."

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