Former Stoke man Amdy Faye set for Leeds reserves debut Tim Hodge September 6, 2010 Leeds United 16 Comments Amdy Faye Senegalese midfielder Amdy Faye is set to play for Leeds United reserves against Grimsby tomorrow night. The player was released by Stoke City at the end of last season and has been looking for a new club. He has been training with Leeds last week and Simon Grayson sees the reserve game as a chance to check Faye’s fitness. It was rumoured that Faye was also attracting interest from Blackburn Rovers. Faye is 33 and has suffered with injury problems but should he prove his fitness, Simon Grayson will see him as an experienced head in the defensive midfield slot that we need to fill. It seems strange that Leeds would release this news before coming to a decision. Fans may be interested to know that Faye’s agent is Willie McKay, the same one who spoke to Sky before the Ross McCormack deal was finalised, forcing the club to issue a statement. Faye and McKay were arrested with Harry Redknapp, Peter Storrie and Milan Mandaric in 2007 amid allegations of corruption. Faye has represented Senegal at international level including at the 2002 World Cup. He has made over 100 appearances in England, playing for Portsmouth, Newcastle, Charlton and Stoke.