Yorkshire latest: Leeds defender is ready says Redfearn, Helan on 'magic' Wednesday man

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Redfearn backs Cooper

Neil Redfearn believes that Liam Cooper is ready to step-up to the first-team at Leeds United.

The defender is set to come in for the suspended Jason Pearce tonight and Redfearn has full confidence in him to do a good job. 

"He’s been really patient and he’s worked really hard," Redfearn told the club's official site. "The good thing is we arranged a game last week behind closed doors so he’s had 90 minutes, which is great."

"He’s ready and here’s his opportunity." 

Drenthe magic

Jeremy Helan says that Sheffield Wednesday winger Royston Drenthe brings magic to the team.

Drenthe scored on his first start for the club against Charlton Athletic this weekend and he seems to have caught the eye of some of his teammates.

"Royston has a lot of ability," Helan said to the Sheffield Telegraph. "He brings magic to the team, he can take people on and he’s shown that he can score as well."

Holt on Wells partnership

Huddersfield Town loanee Grant Holt has explained that he only wants to help Nahki Wells to keep up his goalscoring form.

Holt has impressed since singing on loan last month and he has feels he has been able to aid Wells up-front so far. 

"Perhaps it helps with myself being there to take some of the pressure off him," he said to the Examiner.

“The more I can help him out and let him enjoy his game the better. He can be a real threat in front of goal.”

York want to keep Diego De Girolamo

York City want to keep hold of Diego De Girolamo, whose loan is due to expire this week.

The Sheffield United youngster has done well since moving down to League Two and Russ Wilcox, the York manager, admits he is hoping to extend the move.

"We have taken him on a youth loan, so the 93-day rule doesn’t apply and he could be here as long as both clubs like," Wilcox said to the Sheffield Star. "He won’t play every game or 90 minutes every week but he’s an important player who makes us stronger and has got that bit of quality to unlock doors.”

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