First Hunt, should Leeds cancel David Norris' contract for his own sake?

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Leeds United terminated the contract of Noel Hunt this week, should they do the same for David Norris?

Unwanted at Leeds, and with no clubs willing to pay a transfer fee, the club took the decision to release Noel Hunt from his contract and do him a favour this week.

There was no reason to keep him around and prolong a miserable spell on the pitch for the striker, and now he can search for a new side as a free agent, expected to be Ipswich.

Head coach Neil Redfearn has spoken previously regarding his squad being too bloated, and it's very possible he will not be the only one.

A player who deserves consideration of the 'mercy act' of ending his spell at Leeds which has little prospect of improving between now and June.

That would be midfielder David Norris, 33, whose contract like Hunt's was, is set to expire at the end of this season.

Norris is yet to play a single minute in the Premier League this season - his one and only display coming in the Capital One Cup loss to rivals Bradford City under former boss Dave Hockaday.

He has not even made it onto the substitute's bench since Hockaday's departure, and any expectation he could play between now and the end of the season appears bleak.

Even last season it was a similar story, Norris made only one appearance in the League Cup, and the fact he remains at Leeds is a source of mystery to many.

With experience playing for Plymouth, Ipswich and Portsmouth on his CV, Norris will likely find a deal somewhere as a free agent, but having barely played in two seasons it's near impossible to see a club paying a fee to take him off Leeds' books, and terminating his contract surely in the interests of both parties.

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