Winger wanted by Neil Redfearn at Leeds, Martyn Woolford will be available for free, but are there better options?

The Den, Millwall

Millwall's relegation surely scotches their chances of keeping soon to be out of contract Martyn Woolford, who was linked with Leeds United in January.

Millwall's relegation casts further doubt over their ability to retain their best players, especially any who are out of contract and can walk away for free.

Martyn Woolford fits into this category, with his current deal set to expire at the end of June, and Leeds United are one possible destination.

Head coach Neil Redfearn made clear he wanted to sign Woolford in January, speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, but with the club under transfer embargo his only hope was that the Lions would agree to a loan deal, which they did not.

The Leeds squad is desperately short of wingers, and Redfearn wanted Woolford due to his Championship experience.

As for what happens next, there are questions to be answered

The first of these is whether Neil Redfearn will be head coach next season, a decision Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is expected to make next week after the final game of 2014/15.

The next is related to sporting director Nicola Salerno, whose future is in doubt. Will he stay, or will Redfearn or the next boss be given total control of transfers. Salerno has favoured bringing players in from Italy, a market he claims to know best.

Another matter is whether or not Leeds remain under transfer embargo. If they do, then they will still be able to sign players on free transfers, and this will be in Woolford's favour.

If their ban is lifted by the Football League, Leeds will have more options, and a player who could have been a useful stop-gap during the season may be only a back-up target should they have more ambitious plans.

TeamGoalsGoal AssistTotal Att AssistAppearances
Martyn WoolfordMillwall322938

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