Yorkshire latest: Thompson tipped to sign contract today, Coke nearing return

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Thompson contract

Steve Thompson will be handed a one-year rolling contract at Leeds United, which he is due to sign today, according to a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Thompson's contract is an exact replica of Redfearn's and suggests that their futures will be in the balance if the club do not improve on results by the end of the season. 

Thompson should be in place in time for Leeds' Saturday match against Nottingham Forest. 

Coke nearing return

Giles Coke is close to a return from an Achilees injury which has ruled him out since the end of November. 

Coke has missed Sheffield Wednesday's last four games, but he believes he is edging nearer to fitness now. 

“I’m just desperate to get back as soon as possible and help the team out," Coke said to the Sheffield Telegraph

“I’m nearly there with my recovery so hopefully I will be back in action soon."

Wells wants Vaughan partnership

Nahki Wells is looking forward to linking up with James Vaughan at Huddersfield Town.

Vaughan has missed most of the year through injury, meaning the duo have only played one full game together, but they may have a chance to lead the line again on Saturday and Wells is looking forward to the opportunity. 

"It’s great to have Vaughany back,” Wells said to the Examiner

“He’s an honest lad and works so hard, both in training and games. I have always wanted to play alongside him, but it’s not really happened."

League still priority

Sheffield United striker Marc McNulty insists that they won't be distracted by their run in the League Cup. 

The Blades made the semi-final of the cup competition in midweek, but McNulty says getting from promoted from League One is still their major aim. 

“The league has to be our priority," he said to the Yorkshire Post. "We were thinking about that straight away after the final whistle.”

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