With the end of the season drawing nearer nerves are tested and emotions run high. Amongst the Leeds loanees there’s been a mixture of successes and failures.

Ramon Nunez was unable to do a favour for Leeds as Scunthorpe United went down 2-1 to Millwall. Nunez was fairly lively and was keen to test the goalkeeper from distance.

Aidan White played ninety minutes for Oldham as the Latics drew. He really seems to have gone off the boil as the season has progressed which is really disappointing for someone with so much obvious potential. It seems the best thing for him now would be to get to the end of the season, have a decent rest and then come back and put in some real hard work during pre-season.

Elsewhere in League One, Adam Clayton played the last ten minutes for MK Dons and Fede Bessone played 86 minutes for Charlton, putting in a pretty average performance. The Charlton camp is still fairly undecided on Bessone but most would only have him signed in the summer if there were no other options. As far as Clayton is concerned, his signing still remains a bit of mystery. He looks likely to have a play-off to contend with as MK Dons currently sit 5th in League One – hopefully he can have an impact giving him some confidence to take into next season.

Yet again though, this week’s big performer was Tom Lees. The central defender has been integral to Bury’s promotion push and on Monday he was on hand to help them secure promotion. He scored the opening goal – his fifth of the season and third in four games – to set Bury on their way to a 3-2 win over league leaders Chesterfield. It’s unknown how much contact he has had with Leeds over the course of the season but here’s hoping he has a good pre-season and is given his chance. While it may be harder for some of the other loan players to work their way into the team, considering the poor defensive record this season and the increasingly creaky legs of Richard Naylor and Andy O’Brien, there’s definitely reason to give Lees his shot.

Down in non-league, Will Hatfield was yet again an unused sub as York City’s play-off ambitions came to an end in a goalless draw at home to Cambridge United.

  • Saltburnwhite

    Tom lees should be recalled and given his chance fir the last two games , also looks like scmeichel is going as we are apparently approaching kieran west wood , I can’t see him playing second fiddle to kasper

  • Ramon Nunez got man of the match for Scunthorpe vs Millwall. He looked good going forward but didn’t do much defending.

  • kev

    yeah i agree that Tom Lees should be given a chance,he’s had an excellent season with Bury but knowing Grayson he’ll probably loan him to Tranmere or something next season and stick with Bromby!!am i right in thinking that scmeichel only ever signed for a year and he might be off??

  • saltburnwhite

    Hi kev i think scmeichel signed on for two years , which leaves a year left on his contract , after all the bosmans leeds have created lately i wouldnt be suprised if they cashed in on him with a year left , i think you would still get about 3million even with only a year left , if he goes to say norwich or the other promoted team then £3 million is a drop in the ocean to spend trying to stay in the prem.

  • Paddy1992

    It’s embarrassing that we signed a 33 year old in favour of giving one of our own a go. O’briens legs went the day we signed him permanently yet lees goes from strength to strength. Also Nunez needs to be at ER next season looks really exciting.

  • Tyler75

    If we decided to cash in on Max for 3 or 4m – then Nunez looks like the ideal replacement on the wing- too lightweight for our already too lightweight centre midfield. Lees has surely done enough (both defensively and up front !) on loan to warrant a run-in the side; ideally alongside a fit again Paddy.

  • Adrian Goldthorpe

    really disappointed with the last couple of games…
    10 weeks ago we had automatic promotion… now, we can’t even do it unless we bang in 7 past QPR… gutted from Paris (especially as I used to play at QPR training ground for my Sunday team!!!)

  • Adrian Goldthorpe

    Grayson is a good manager – I think he needs to learn a little of Dennis Wise’s do or die mentally (those were good years even if we all had a little bit of evil in us because of him) but the issue is Ken Bates will never do the best for Leeds in the long term – he has no love for the club – for us he is a pension. The sooner someone who loves the club – and not the nobody’s who took over last time – take control the better
    A