Yorkshire latest: Leeds defender desperate for three points; Wednesday goalkeeper Kirkland likely to move on loan

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Cooper: it's all about the result

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper says that a good performance will mean little if they do not beat Wigan Athletic on Boxing Day. 

The Whites take on Wigan having been on a poor run of form and Cooper insists that unless they end their winless run they will not be satisfied. 

"It’s all about the result," he said to Leeds' official site. "We’ve just got to put strong performances in and get ourselves back on track." 

Kirkland loan likely

Stuart Gray has confirmed that Chris Kirkland could leave Sheffield Wednesday on a short-term loan deal. 

The form of Keiren Westwood has denied Kirkland his chance of regular first team football this campaign and he will have to go elsewhere to get regular action. 

"I would imagine Championship clubs will be looking at Chris because of the quality he’s got," Gray said to the Yorkshire Post

“He (Kirkland) has expressed a desire to play. He wants to play but he’s got somebody in front of him.

“We have Joe Wildsmith out injured at the moment. Once we get him back, we may consider letting Chris go out for 28 days to get some football."

Powell not compromising

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell says that he will always look to get his side playing on the front-foot.

The Terriers' form has dipped somewhat, but Powell is not interested in setting up in a more defensive manner. 

"I have always been an attacking manager and we will continue to be an attacking side because I believe it’s the best way to win matches,” he told the Examiner.

O'Grady wants win

Chris O'Grady says that winning is more important to him that scoring. 

The Sheffield United loanee opened his account for the Blades in their last match - a 1-1 draw with Walsall - but he insists that getting three points is a more pressing concern. 

“It’s nice to score, but the real weight off my shoulders will be when we get our first win," the striker said to the Yorkshire Post.

“That’s more important than me scoring goals, it’s about being part of a winning team.”

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