Yorkshire media round-up: Redfearn says Byram can be a match-winner

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Redfearn on Byram

Neil Redfearn believes that Sam Byram has the potential to develop into a match-winner for Leeds United.

Byram, who usually plays at right-back, was used in a more advanced slot against Bolton Wanderers in Leeds' last fixture and it appears that he could be in line to continue in this role.

"I think on Saturday you saw that he’s more than capable of being a match winner," Redfearn told the club's official site. "He looked like creating chances and scoring goals as well. It was a great performance from Sam and we need more of the same."

Leeds face Birmingham City this weekend. 

Gray wants a striker

Sheffield Wednesday are looking at signing a striker in the January transfer window, according to manager Stuart Gray. 

The Owls have struggled for goals this campaign and Gray believes the addition of a clinical forward could push his side on. 

“I want to bring in a No 9, who can maybe get us that ugly goal," he admitted to the Sheffield Star. "In some games we are not going to perform, but if we get half a chance, and had someone to stick the ball away.

"We want a goal-scorer, but he’s probably playing in someone’s team at the moment. We are all looking at them No 9s."

Hartlepool want Porter

The Sunderland Echo reports that Sheffield United striker Chris Porter is of interest to Hartlepool United. 

Porter has found himself out of favour at Bramall Lane and it seems that League Two's bottom club could offer him an escape route in the coming weeks. 

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