Yorkshire latest: Cellino's thank you message to Redfearn, Wednesday duo to return this weekend

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Cellino thanks Redfearn

Massimo Cellino may not have appointed Neil Redfearn as the Leeds United manager on a permanent basis, but he was still very thankful for the job that he did as caretaker manager of the Whites. 

Redfearn guided Leeds to 10 points from 12 games during his time as temporary boss and Cellino went public with his gratitude last night. 

"I can't thank Neil Redfearn enough for what he did during those four games," he wrote in the Leeds United programme. "Neil is very important to Leeds United. He is doing a great job in the academy and I know that if Darko [Milanic, the manager] needs help he will in any way he can. I feel that it is important that Darko and Neil work closely with each-other at the training ground."

'Two new signings' back for Leeds game

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray says that having Sam Hutchinson and Kieran Lee available to play against Leeds United will be like having two new signings back for him. 

The Owls duo have been out for a period of time, but will return this weekend and Gray is clearly looking forward to picking them in his team. 

“Hopefully we will have Sam and Kieran available for Leeds,” he said to the Sheffield Telegraph. “It will be like two new signings getting them back.”

Powell: we deserved to win

Chris Powell says that Huddersfield Town deserved their victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers last night.

The Terriers pulled off the unlikely 3-1 victory with an excellent display and Powell believes the three points were a reward for his players' efforts. 

"I thought the players, to a man, got the game-plan completely right, apart from the very start of the game when Wolves hit the outside of the post. They also had a flurry in the second-half, but I thought we were good value for the three points this evening," Powell said to the Sutton Coldfield Observer.

Blades closing on defender

Nigel Clough has revealed that he hopes to make a defensive signing at Sheffield United today.

The Blades boss says that if everything goes to plan he will have a new defender at the club, ready for training tomorrow. 

"Hopefully they’ll be here and train on the Friday, that’s the plan," he told the Yorkshire Post.

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