Yorkshire media round-up: The game which reportedly saved Austin's Leeds career

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Reason behind Austin staying

Leeds United's Rodolph Austin was kept at Elland Road due to his performance against Sunderland in the FA Cup, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post

The Whites had reportedly been looking to offload Austin at the start of the January transfer window, but his display against Premier League opposition meant Neil Redfearn decided to change his mind and made sure he wasn't sold. 

Gray on Vermijl

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray believes Marnick Vermijl has a lot to offer his side after signing from Manchester United. 

Vermijl's talents are unknown to most Wednesday supporters but Gray, who has been tracking the youngster's progress for some time, believes he will fit in perfectly. 

“Marnick’s very quick, he can get up and down the pitch which is what you want from your full-back," he said to the Sheffield Star.

"He’s a good athlete and was on standby for the Belgian World Cup team last summer. He will be keen to do well in this country and I think he will be a great addition.”

Clough praises Baxter

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough was fuming at his team's lethargic display against Preston North End in the FA Cup last night, but he did find time to praise Jose Baxter. 

The Blades lost 3-1 to Preston, missing out on a fifth round tie against Manchester United as a result, and Clough was not pleased with his team's display. 

However, he did find a positive in Baxter's showing - suggesting that he was the only player in his side looking to create any chances. 

"That was the exact opposite to how we’ve been in the cups, pretty much all of our games, lately," he said to the Sheffield Star.

"There was no energy or spark and Jose Baxter was the only person who looked as if he might create something for us."

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