Yorkshire latest: Leeds assistant appointment reportedly imminent, Wednesday's McGugan move could be made permanent

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Thompson appointment imminent

Leeds United are aiming to complete the appointment of Steve Thompson before they face Nottingham Forest this weekend, according to a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds have been trying to sign Thompson for some time after Neil Redfearn identified him as his preference for the assistant manager's role and it seems that they may finalise the deal before Saturday. 

McGugan could move permanently

Watford are open to offers for Lewis McGugan in the January transfer window, the Watford Observer reports.

The Hornets have sent McGugan to Sheffield Wednesday on loan and the Owls' could be interested in doing a permanent deal for the central-midfielder now he has been placed up for sale. 

Frontline a priority for Powell

Huddersfield Town will be looking to purchase a striker in January, after being told they are in no danger of breaking financial fair play rules.

The Terriers manager Chris Powell has identified the front-line as somewhere which needs a lot of strengthening and he will be making a move for a clinical number nine at the next available opportunity. 

Koeman on Clough

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was less than impressed with Nigel Clough's antics after Sheffield United's League Cup success last night.

Clough's celebrations when his side scored what turned out to be the winner irked the Premier League boss who felt he had shown a lack of respect. 

"I shake hands with people who have respect for me and have respect for the fourth official," Koeman said to BBC Sport.

"I think the behaviour of Sheffield United's bench, I never saw that."

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