Alex Cairns comments on his exit from Leeds United

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Alex Cairns will be leaving Leeds this summer at the expiration of his contract.

Speaking to the official Leeds United website, Alex Cairns commented on his departure from the Whites, as he is set to leave Elland Road this summer when his contract expires.

The young goalkeeper said: I’d just like to thank the fans for the encouragement and support they’ve given me all the way through my Leeds United career. I’ll never forget the comments and support we received. I thank them all and wish the club and my friends within the club all the best for the future. They all deserve the Premier League.”

A 22-year-old stopper, Cairns made just one appearance for the Yorkshire-Based club after progressing through the Thorp Arch academy, coming on as a second half substitute in a defeat to Blackpool in 2011.

He spent a time on loan with Stalybridge Celtic the year after, but has never looked as if he would successfully break into the Leeds first-team.

His contract expires this summer, and he will be leaving Elland Road as the club look to strengthen in an attempt to return to the Premier League. With the amount of transfer business expected this summer, it is likely that the youngster would have been even further out of the first-team picture next season if he had stayed.

Cairns is sure to secure a contract with another club further down the football period before the start of next season, and after his failure to breakthrough at Leeds, it should come as no surprise to see him released from his contract at the club.

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