Yorkshire latest: Redfearn wants to make Leeds a force; Gray on McGugan buy

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Redfearn: We need to become a force

Leeds United Neil Redfearn says that he is determined to make the Whites into a force again. 

Leeds have struggled over the season so far, but Redfearn is urging them to start being more consistent so other teams will be fearful of them. 

"I think to be fair to the supporters, they can see we’re trying to do the right things," he told the club's official site. "We’re trying to get in a position where we are a force again."

Gray on McGugan

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray has revealed that the Owls had to fend off interest from other teams to sign Lewis McGugan.

The attacking midfielder was brought in on loan from Watford this week and Gray is delighted to have finally got his man. 

“There were other clubs looking at Lewis," he said to the Sheffield Telegraph. "We all tend to be looking at the same players.

“I have always wanted to bring Lewis in. Unfortunately you are waiting on other clubs or managers and Watford have had a few turnarounds in managers."

Holt to stay at Huddersfield

Wigan Athletic have no option to recall Grant Holt from his spell at Huddersfield Town, Chris Powell has revealed. 

Holt has been showing great form with the Terriers, whilst Wigan have changed managers, but new boss Malky Mackay has no choice but to allow him to complete his spell at the John Smith's Stadium. 

“When we first had Grant, we only had him for 28 days," Powell told the Yorkshire Post. "But we renewed and extended it.

“Some teams put in a recall, like I normally do as you never know what might happen, but Wigan said no. They said it was fine and that we could keep him."

George Long back at Blades

Sheffield United prospect George Long has returned to Bramall Lane after Oxford United decided he was no longer part of their first-team plans.

The young goalkeeper is still technically on loan with the League Two side, but Michael Appleton is hoping to terminate the deal early. 

“There’s just a discussion at the minute about what we actually do in terms of who pays who for the remainder of the time he’s supposed to be here," Appleton said to the Witney Gazette

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