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Why signing Danny Ward would be a step in the right direction for Leeds United

Signing Danny Ward in some capacity from Huddersfield would be a step in the right direction for Leeds United.

Huddersfield Town striker Danny Ward has been linked with a move to Leeds United and it would be a step in the right direction if Leeds can pull off a deal.

The transfer embargo which has been enforced on the Elland Road club leaves them with little room to manoeuvre, but there are holes in the restrictions, which would allow Leeds boss Neil Redfearn to sign new players this month.

Ward is one of the names which has been linked with Leeds and the difference between him and some of the foreign names mentioned is that he knows what the Championship is all about.

The way Leeds recruit players has seen them bring in some extremely talented individuals for this season, but there is an agreement among some fans that what the team needs is Championship experience.

It looks as though Leeds are initially going to be involved in a scrap at the foot of the table over the first part of this year, which makes it important for the boss to sign players who know the division.

They can arguably have a greater and more immediate impact than a foreign player coming into a very physical and competitive division for the first time.

Leeds also have some very talented youngsters in their ranks and the addition of an experienced player can help deflect some of the pressure and attention away from them, allowing them to focus on enjoying their football.

Ward started his youth career at Leeds but he’s spent the last few years at Huddersfield having joined the club on a permanent basis from Bolton in 2011.

What better way for him to prove a point to those who have doubted his ability at Leeds than to score goals and power one of his current side’s main local rivals up the Championship table.

It’s a potential move which makes sense for many reasons and one which is definitely a step in the right direction.

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