Yorkshire latest: Leeds assistant chase continues; Blades dealt blow in chase of striker

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Leeds want Thompson

As rumoured last week, Neil Redfearn reportedly wants to add Huddersfield Town assistant manager Steve Thompson to his backroom staff at Leeds United.

Redfearn has still not appointed someone as his second in command, but Thompson could be in place soon as Huddersfield will accept Leeds' offer, according to Italian sports journalist Emanuele Giulianelli.  

Lolley still important to Huddersfield

Chris Powell insists that Joe Lolley remains a player he values highly, even if the winger hasn't had as many chances as he would have been hoping for so far this season.

Lolley has not played a senior match since September for Huddersfield Town, but Powell still believes he is a good player. 

"Joe came here for a fee and he is a player we value highly," the Terriers boss told the Examiner.

“He was sought after and chose us. We will do our best to get the best out of him.”

Spirit still good, says Gray

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray says that the spirits remain high at Hillsborough, despite their poor form.

The side have struggled for goals and wins recently, but Gray insists that everyone at the club is remaining positive. 

“The spirit is good," he said to the Sheffield Telegraph. "There are no sulkers in this group and what we’ve got to do is stay positive and keep believing."

Blades dealt O'Grady blow

Sheffield United have been dealt a blow in their chase of Brighton and Hove Albion striker Chris O'Grady.

The Blades have been trying to sign the powerful front-man on loan for some time, but Brighton are determined not to allow him to leave unless they bring in another attacker of their own. 

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