Redfearn wants to keep Pearce
Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn is keen to keep Jason Pearce despite interest from Wigan Athletic, according to a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Redfearn reportedly feels that Pearce could still have a part to play, but Wigan are said to be closing in on his transfer anyway.
Leeds are looking for a six-figure free for the central-defender, but he is reportedly likely to leave before the end of the month.
Powell looking forward to Leeds match
Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell believes that the supporters can help his side to success against Leeds United this weekend.
Huddersfield are expecting over 20,000 fans inside the John Smith's Stadium and Powell says that the atmosphere should be electric.
“It’ll be the biggest home gate we’ve had during my five months as manager and it’ll ensure it’s an atmosphere that our players should relish playing in," he told the Examiner.
Gray on Keane
Sheffield Wednesday's Will Keane has made a decent start to life at Hillsborough, according to his manager Stuart Gray.
Keane has linked up with the Owls, from Manchester United, on a loan move until the end of the campaign and Gray was reasonably impressed with what he saw in the young striker's first outing.
“I thought Will played well," he said to the Sheffield Star. "He was technically very good on a difficult pitch. His link up play was good. He can manipulate the ball, turn and go forward.
“He maybe lacked that bit of sharpness in the final third. There were a couple of passes which Will just failed to get on the end of and that’s the problem when you take lads on loan."