Tresor Kandol

Tresor Kandol leaves Elland Road

Tresor Kandol has left Leeds United today after having his contract cancelled by mutual consent. Kandol is now free to find another club.

The Congolese striker was signed by former Leeds boss Dennis Wise in 2006 and impressed during the 2007/2008 season, helping Leeds to climb to 5th after starting the campaign on -15 points. He was unable to recapture this form though and was later loaned out to Charlton and Millwall. He has since struggled to find his way back into the first team, making just 13 appearances last season. Fans will remember the bizarre incident which saw Kandol sent off after just 20 second on the pitch against Norwich in his last outing for the club.

Although fans will be thankful for Kandol’s efforts during his time at Elland Road and would not deny him the opportunity to find first team football, the loss of a striker is sure to concern many who are still awaiting a replacement for Jermaine Beckford. With Mike Grella and Davide Somma seemingly not in Simon Grayson’s first team plans and Billy Paynter injured for the start of the campaign Leeds currently seem light on attacking options.

Young Scottish goalkeeper Alan Martin has also temporarily left Elland Road for Barrow on a loan deal that will see him with the Blue Square Premier side until January. Martin spent some of the 2008/2009 season at Barrow and Simon Grayson will hope an extended run of competitive football will help the Scotland U-21 ‘keeper to develop and fulfil his potential.