Grella heads out on loan

Leeds striker Mike Grella has joined Motherwell on loan until the end of the season.

With Simon Grayson having a number of attacking options, Grella has had his first team opportunities limited.

The 23 year old American had been at Carlisle this season, making eleven appearances and scoring three goals. Simon Grayson says the loan spell was good for Grella and that “hopefully he will continue to get games and gain in experience.”

Meanwhile, Andy O’Brien is a doubt for Saturday’s game against Portsmouth after limping off in last night’s game against Arsenal. Grayson had said it’s highly unlikely that he will be fit for the weekend though he’s not revealing much about Luciano Becchio’s prospects of returning for injury. Becchio missed the Arsenal game due to a back injury and it’s unclear whether he will be fit for the visit to Portsmouth.

In other news, Ramon Nunez has now scored two goals in two games on international duty for Honduras. He scored the winner against Costa Rica and grabbed another against Guatemala. Honduras are set to play a semi-final against El Salvador tomorrow. Nunez should be heading back to England next week.

  • Dje

    Good luck to Grella. The Scottish Premier League might not be to the standard it used to be, but it still be a good work out for him.

    Elsewhere, I notice Alan Smith is out for the season. That ends that unlikely and not-entirely welcome rumour of him coming back to Elland Road.

    I notice too that it is all quiet on the Darren Pratley front. Hmm, eleven days of transferdom left?!

  • Colin

    I hope Grella does well. Why Motherwell? I googled their manager – Stuart McCall. Where was he born? You guessed it, Leeds.

    I think he could be rather good in the SPL.

  • Tim Campbell

    I just don’t think grella was ever going to get a realistic chance in the 1st team. However I think its a lost cause for him; even if he scores a bagfull up in the north, does one think that will further his cause any more?

  • TSS

    He might as well have gone to Farsley Celtic, such is the level of football in Scotland.

    Nunez must be close to a chance in the LUFC first team following his recent performances?

    • Tim Campbell

      My point exactly! How many have taken the journey north only to disappear into obscurity. To back that point up I think we were looking at a striker at the start of the year, Hooper I believe? Have’nt heard much about him since. Nunez chance is coming, no doubt about it. I think he can add another dimension to our midfield

  • Tim Campbell

    O dear now its off!! Knew I should of kept my trap shut about the ‘quality’ of the SPL lol