Millwall winger Martyn Woolford on failed Deadline Day move to Leeds United

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The left-winger has been discussing his failed switch to Leeds.

Leeds United are certainly short in the wide areas. They have no real out-and-out wingers and have recently been using Sam Byram on the right of midfield, which he has handled extremely well.

With that in mind, one player they targeted in the winter transfer window was Martyn Woolford. The Millwall man was a player Neil Redfearn admitted to liking yesterday in his Leeds United press conference.

The two teams are set to go head to head in a Championship tie this weekend, so Redfearn can get a closer look at just exactly what he is missing.

Woolford is out of contract in the summer and certainly looked like he would be Leeds-bound in January, but a deal never came off. Now, he has confirmed he is happy at Millwall and that he will be giving his best while he remains at the club.

He is quoted by the NewsAtDen as saying: "I hope that if anybody did have any doubts about me, my attitude or my state of mind, I've proved that I'm focused on Millwall – and that's how it's going to stay."

"It's been up and down. Being out-of-contract in the summer, the gaffer is looking further afield and when Leeds came in for me, he had to have a look at it.

"The gaffer wanted to focus on the players that were definitely staying for next season, which was fair enough, so things were up in the air for a little bit.

"I went away and trained with a couple of the others but for whatever reason, Leeds didn't happen.

"But the gaffer knows that, attitude-wise, I'm not going to let anything like that affect me.

"He told me to come back into the group, work hard in training and show him that I'm worth a place in the team."

Leeds United are still keen on the player, as Redfearn confirmed yesterday, but it seems that until the summer Woolford will be staying in London, giving his all for the Millwall cause.

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