A bit of news that came after the usual 'deadline'.
Tyler Denton signed a three year deal with the club on Friday, finally the club sees sense in offering a decent contract to a very promising youngster.
Mr Denton was quite pleased too; "Delighted to extend my contract at @LUFC ! Thanks for all of your messages over the past week I appreciate them massively 👍🏾😆"
Tyler signs on the dotted line
Nottingham Forest v Leeds
Team: 10 changes from the Luton
cup tie but only one from the Sheffield Wednesday game; Hernandez in for Mowatt.
Leeds' run of three games unbeaten came to a shuddering halt at the City Ground. Two goals conceded from bad defending at corner kicks was ultimately the undoing of the team in blue and yellow.
At the other end chances were created but squandered, the best falling to Sacko and Antonnson. One bright spot was a superb goal from a free kick by Kalvin Phillips but by then Leeds were already two behind. The away side could even have snatched a draw at the 'death' but for a good safe by Henderson.
Forest secured the points when Burke broke away and beat Green from the tightest of angles.
More training in the international break on corners methinks. Disappointment after what had been a good week.
Garry Monk was very disappointed with the defending at set pieces and was frustrated with the mistakes that gave the points to Forest.
On the mistakes he said; "It's something we need to improve quickly. If the players can't do that, things will need to change."
The poor results Leeds have given us have basically been down to individual mistakes, expects Hernandez to improve but wouldn't be drawn on his best position, players will go out but more needed in to improve the squad. Monk said there won't be much time off (for the players) in the next two weeks as; "The Championship doesn't allow for that."
A frustrated and annoyed Head Coach.
Philippe Montanier (Forest): "I don't know if it was the best we have played, but it was a serious challenge for us; it was a tough game and a tough team to play at home so I am very happy with the win and also with the mentality of the squad."
Andrew's look at the defeat at Nottingham Forest
Thanks to @MOTForever
A little thought; Does Monk have to pick Hernandez? Apart from the Fleetwood game I've been really disappointed with the Spaniard.
If he's not going to play him as a 'number 10' behind a striker/strikers I'd rather play Mowatt/Vieira/Phillips.
All offer more than Pablo I'm afraid, it is to be hoped that during the break a formation can be 'sorted' to get the maximum out of the player or he may find himself on the bench for an extended period of time.
Heidi Haigh hopefully can raise a smile with her 'travelogue' from the game in Nottingham.
Thank you @FollowMeAndLUFC
Rumours abound that both AFC Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion will 'test' Massimo Cellino's statement that Charlie Taylor will not be sold in this transfer window, a figure of around £7million might tempt the Italian into changing his mind.
Toumani Diagouraga is being linked to a move to Glasgow Rangers and Luke Murphy is attracting interest from the 'blunts' of Sheffield.
Leeds start to the 2016/17 season is the worst points return of the six years they've been in the Championship since their Promotion from Division One. Something Mr Monk will be hopefully aware of, the Italian will be watching the results after the international break.
Very quiet on the transfer front this evening
Transfer Deadline Day
Just after 7pm Leeds announced the signing of AFC Bournemouth's Eunan O'Kane for an undisclosed fee on a two year deal for the 26-year old midfielder.
He is a Republic of Ireland international and has played four times for his country. He made his international debut in 2016, coming on as a substitute vs Switzerland.
He becomes Leeds' 11th signing.
Welcome to Leeds Eunan.
Deals for players in the Transfer Window went past £1billion since it opened on July 1st.
A incredibly large amount of money and with the money from TV deals increasing it will continue to rise when it opens again in January.
A little later than usual, David Watkins has a view of Forest v Leeds and his thoughts on the prospects of the team.
Thanks to @DaveLUFCWatkins.
Ronaldo Vieira signs a new three year deal with the club. Denton now Vieira, maybe from now on the young prospects at the club will be seen as more than 'sellable' and we can build a team with them included. His brother Romario has signed his first professional contract and will join the under 23 squad.
Two pieces of good news.
Sol Bamba left the club today due to 'personal reasons'.
The club statement was as follows:
"The Club would like to thank Sol for his contribution throughout his time here and wish him the very best of luck for the future".
Sol may not have been the best centre-back we've ever had at the club but he was honest and wasn't afraid of 'saying it when it needed to be said'. For this he deserves a lot of credit. All the best Sol.
A new captain of the club will now obviously have to be chosen, my own choice would be either Liam Bridcutt or Robert Green. Liam Cooper has had the armband since Bamba has been out of the first eleven.
Young midfielder Conor Shaughnessy (20) has joined our Development Squad on a one-year deal. His previous club was Reading and it will surprise nobody that he's a... midfielder.
Today Leeds released information on their new energy partner.
Leeds United are to return to the city centre with the opening of a new retail store in the Merrion Centre.
The new club store will open on Monday 5th Sept and will be the fourth new tenant this year for the Merrion Centre.
Paul Bell executive director of Leeds United said; "We've experienced strong retail sales so far this season with both home and away replica shirts performing really well.
"It's incredibly important for us to be coming back to the city centre as it will allow many Leeds United fans the opportunity to purchase Official Leeds United merchandise conveniently without the need to make a specific trip to the Elland Road superstore".
More money in Massimo's back pocket!
As the international break is upon us my finger will be taking a well earned rest until Garry Monk does his pre match presser with the media. I shall note any other developments in my next diary.
My expectations were high before we started this season, so after the first batch of games I'm a little disappointed but realise that eleven players take time to settle in their new surroundings, as does the coach.
I'm just hopeful that Cellino's finger stays away from the panic button and Monk is given this season to get a team worthy of the City of Leeds and it's incredible supporters. Rome wasn't built in a day!
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