Amdy Faye signs while Snoddy and Paynter are close to comeback Tim Hodge September 9, 2010 Leeds United 5 Comments Amdy Faye has signed for Leeds until January Midfielder Amdy Faye has signed a short term contract that will see him stay with Leeds United until January. The 33 year old former Stoke player played in a reserve game on Tuesday and Simon Grayson says he has done what was expected. Faye provides some top level experience to the Leeds midfield as well as a more defensive option to the other central players. Faye is not currently match fit but Simon Grayson expects this not to be a problem. Grayson will be keeping an eye on his progress until January when, like recent acquisition Ramon Nunez, a decision on his future with the club will be made. Meanwhile our two most recent injury concerns, Robert Snodgrass and Billy Paynter, have resumed training and are set to play in a behind closed doors game on Tuesday as they continue their recovery. Simon Grayson has been pleased with their progress after the duo picked up injuries in pre-season. Leeds return to action this Saturday at home to Swansea after the recent international break. Christopher Gee With the number of squad players we have needing match fitness it’s a shame we can’t have a go at the JPT this year. Difficult to see Faye getting enough time on the park to prove he’s worth keeping by January. whiter than white How long does it take? Kasper proved it in one game. Gryff Faye knows exactly what he has to do. His only enemy is age. This contrasts very nicely with the young headless chicken Bradley Johnson, and our young vice-captain Jonny Howson. If Faye plays a match in the more defensive of the 3 in midfield that Grayson has played often this season, this should free up Kilkenny for a more attacking role. Kilkenny knows his job just as well as Faye; he’s got experience in the Premiership and started out in the Arsenal youth academy. I don’t think his having to take on extra defensive responsibilities has helped his own performances this season. Let’s hope Faye doesn’t get injured and can push for a place in the team. Christopher Gee With Johnson and Kilkenny both in the final year of their contracts, the arrival of another experienced midfielder allows the club to play a better game of hardball with their agents. No doubt a lesson learnt from last year’s Beckford saga. md Think SG will want Faye in the starting 11 ASAP.