Somma prolific at Lincoln

An article in the Nottingham Evening Post reveals that Simon Grayson has done a complete U-turn on his plans for Davide Somma next season.

According to the Nottingham newspaper, Lincoln City had requested to continue Davide’s loan into 2011, after the South African striker impressed on loan there last season. They claim Simon Grayson was happy for Somma to return to Lincoln to gain further experience. However, it seems Larry has gone full circle with his plans and now wishes to keep Somma at Leeds – presumably after his performances on tour in Slovakia.

After scoring 9 goals in 14 appearances for Lincoln last season, many Leeds fans were desperate to see him in action for the Whites, but Larry honoured the loan agreement and allowed Somma to stay with City until the end of the campaign. Somma is widely regarded by Lincoln fans as a saviour after his goal scoring run helped stave off relegation for the club.

This news undoubtedly raises more questions about our continued search for a Jermaine Beckford replacement;

Is Davide Somma a diamond in the rough, capable of leading Leeds United’s front line through a gruelling Championship campaign?

If so, does this mean Simon is happy with his striking options, and the much awaited arrival of Gary Hooper is never going to happen?

Are Paynter, Becchio, Grella and Somma capable of providing enough goals for a successful Championship season?

Answers on a postcard to TSS HQ (or below in the comments field)