Warren Feeney a possible January target TSS November 17, 2009 Leeds United 5 Comments Warren Feeney may get a second chance to sign for Leeds after failing a medical back in August. Feeney currently plays for Cardiff City but has failed to force his way into the first team and is set to be released in January, allowing him to join up with Leeds United if they so wish. Warren started his career at Elland Road but never made an appearence for the Whites. He was loaned out to Bournemouth and the move eventually became permanent. He spent three years at Bournemouth making over 100 appearences and scoring 36 goals. In 2005 Stockport County signed the Irishman for £45,000. He scored 15 goals in 31 appearences for Stockport, but was sold to Luton Town for £150,000 after just one season. At Luton, Feeney struggled to make much of an impact. Despite appearing 77 times from 2005-07, he only managed to find the back of the net 8 times. In 2007 Feeney joined Cardiff City, but has not enjoyed the best of times there either. He’s made just thirteen appearences for the side in total (some of which were as a sub) and never managed to find the back of the net in a competitive game. Warren has spent a lot of time out on loan to Swansea City and Dundee United where collectively he’s scored 12 in 37 games. I have to admit, I wasn’t blown away by his record the first time round and nothings changed since. He’s made just one appearence for Cardiff this season as a sub, so will be massively lacking in match fitness and for me, we don’t need another average striker. We need someone like Rickie Lambert from Southampton who will keep the goals coming even if/when Jermaine does leave. Feeney simply doesn’t strike me as that kind of player. However, in Grayson we trust. He’s made some good signings so far, so you have to give him the benefit of the doubt and hope he can get the best out of Warren Feeney if he does sign for Leeds. We’ve also got an Argentine centre-back on trial with the club. Not heard much about him in all honesty, but this seems like another position where we don’t need more bodies? Maybe Simon is planning to get rid of some deadwood in January too. Grumpy Older Man No thank you. Mark where is your info on Walter Garcia? From what i have heard he is a defender who can play anywhere across the back four and also as a holding midfielder. Something versatile is a good thing, as we are struggling at left back, so if he cam play there then he may be a gem. In Larry we trust! Choppers We have 6 strikers on our books one loanee, without looking in the youth team. We have 6 center halfs without taking into account trialists or youth teams players. yet we have no full backs I am not doubting Graysons recruitment policy, as you say some have been excellent. I simply feel we probably have a good enough squad at this stage to get us out of this league. I think we should take another look at things in June/July, see who is available, possibly start attracting some better players from premier league teams as opposed to wasting contracts on the likes of Feeney who we simply dont need and quite frankly is not good enough. I say we need to send some of our players out on loan to find their feet, the likes of Grella and Somma and see if they come back better players with competitive match time under their belts! Gledders mobile I think this demonstrates the point I made last week. We’ve got too big a squad and that pushes up the wage bill to the point where we don’t offer good players enough to attract them. I’d rather give Beckford 15 grand a week and keep hold of a known quantity than expand the squad for someone who MIGHT be a good player. If we pay Becks enough (if we make the CCC) he’ll stay. Sure we need injury cover, but players like Prutton and Huntingdon are not doing anything for the club just getting paid for training. I think Feeney would do the same. Clear dead wood (most of it Wise’s) and invest in quality. Mark where is your info on Walter Garcia? From what i have heard he is a defender who can play anywhere across the back four and also as a holding midfielder. Something versatile is a good thing, as we are struggling at left back, so if he cam play there then he may be a gem. In Larry we trust!