Yorkshire media round-up: Redfearn provides encouraging injury update on key midfielder

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Cook fit

Neil Redfearn has confirmed that Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook will be fit to face Brentford this weekend. 

Cook hobbled off against Huddersfield Town in the Whites' last fixture, but Redfearn says that the injury was not severe and he will be ready to go on Saturday.  

"He overstretched his knee a bit but it’s nothing major,” he said to the Yorkshire Evening Post. “We were about to put Billy on anyway so Lewis’ problem meant he was the one to come off. But there’s no holding him back at the moment. It won’t be keeping him out, that’s for sure.”

Gray on Caolan Lavery

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray has assured Caolan Lavery that he still has a future at Hillsborough. 

The young attacker was loaned out to Chesterfield on deadline day, but Gray insists that this was just to get him game time, rather than to put him in the shop window. 

“Lavs is still part of my plans," he told the Sheffield Star. "He’s missed so much of the season with his knee injury so we just wanted him to go out and get that match sharpness."

Clough on transfers

Nigel Clough says that Sheffield United's defeat to Preston North End in the FA Cup shows exactly why they were so active in the January transfer window.

The Blades signed a number of players over the previous month and Clough feels that all the additions were needed to strengthen their bid for promotion. 

"That display showed why we needed to bring players in during the transfer window," he said to the Sheffield Star.

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