Leeds' excessive wage bill revealed
Leeds United are set to announce losses of nearly £23 million for the 2013/14 financial year, which could see them landed with a January transfer embargo.
It is a staggering amount of money for a second-tier club to lose, but an excessive wage bill is one of the major factors which caused the club to lose vast funds.
Leeds were spending nearly £22 million pounds on wages under Gulf Finance House’s ownership, which simply wasn't a stable plan with the income levels that the club generated.
Lees won't be complacent
Despite Wolverhampton Wanderers' poor form, Tom Lees is urging his Sheffield Wednesday side not to be complacent ahead of the weekend game between the two clubs.
Wolves have struggled to stop a run of defeats in recent times, but Lees insists that his team cannot relent against them.
“We can’t underestimate Wolves," he told the Sheffield Telegraph. "They might not be in the best of form but they have had some good results. and have been near the top of the table for a long time."
Butterfield eyes three points
Huddersfield Town central midfielder Jacob Butterfield has no split loyalties heading into the game with his former club Norwich City this weekend.
Butterfield represented the Canaries during the 2012/13 season but, now he is playing for Huddersfield, he is only eyeing the three points for his new team.
“This is such a tight division, there is very little between a lot of teams, and results come down to fine margins," he said to the Examiner.
“Three points at Norwich would be a huge boost, that’s what we’re after and while Norwich have a strong squad, we are capable of beating them."
Clough: Enjoy it
Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough wants his side to relax and enjoy their football for the rest of the season.
The Blades have not been one of the most aesthetically pleasing teams to watch in League One so far and Clough wants them to forget about the pressure that comes with being one of the promotion favourites.
“We’ve told the lads just to go out there, play with a smile on their faces and enjoy their football because they’ve got the ability, without a shadow of a doubt, to do that.