The Premier League’s 25 man squads have been announced and there’s a few players who missed the cut that may have caught Simon Grayson’s attention.

Amongst those that have missed out on a place in their respective clubs final 25 are former Leeds United players Rob Hulse, Danny Pugh and one time loanee Hogan Ephraim.

Below is a list of notable exclusions courtesy of Andrew Haigh from The Sun;

  • Danny Collins
  • Tom Soares
  • Danny Pugh
  • Michael Tonge
  • Patrick Agyemang
  • Rob Hulse
  • Petter Vaagan Moen
  • Hogan Ephraim
  • Danny Shittu

If anyone has spotted any other notable exclusions we haven’t listed above, please let us know.

26 Responses

  1. ScratchingShed1

    @AndrewHaigh Nice one mate, cheers. Can’t recall ever seeing Danny Collins play, but we could use a LB.

  2. AndrewHaigh

    @RainyLeeds @scratchingshed1 He’s in there. He’s out for four months with a hip injury anyway.

  3. mkeddie1502

    @ScratchingShed1 @AndrewHaigh Would have Hulse back in a heartbeat !!…and he loves Leeds United too

  4. TSS

    Danny Collins (LB) seems an obvious target. Think Ephraim would be good cover but doubt he’d come on that basis.

  5. Konsta K.

    Notable? Where? ;) Collins’ exclusion is very surprising. He’s been a very solid squad player at Stoke. Other one’s aren’t really any better than we already have.

  6. TSS

    @Konsta K. I agree, but I think it’s depth we need and in that respect, there’s a few players up there worth a punt.

  7. RobBreckons

    Surely if these player were of interest to us Simon would have already enquired? Seems to me we are trying to pick the best from a bad bunch! Time to either go abroad or approach clubs for there fringe players or talented youth?

  8. rongalea

    Hogan Ephraim has a lot to offer in the Championship and has been with us before on loan. Question remains where are we likely to find defensive additions this late? Our defence remains the concern…….(is there an echo)………..since bloody January. Ryan Betrand from Chelsea has to be worth an enquiry?

  9. Christramp

    @ScratchingShed1 @AndrewHaigh I live in Stoke and most #scfc fans say Danny Collins is shit, he’d be perfect for our defence #lufc

  10. Dan Galley

    IMO thats has seriously backfired on the Leeds regime again! Only 2 clubs have had to leave players out! Tom Soares would deffo be worth a punt, but the rest are going to have to come from the loan market with players that were named in the 25 but dont have any real future or the ones who are under 21 – Arsenals list is pretty extensive!

  11. Lufcfoxy

    Can someone explain the Forsell situation to me please? He has just been selected for his country despite no been attached to a club he scored and assisted with 2 other goals surely his quality was not in question but understandably his fitness was ! But he has been on trial for 3 weeks now! Initially Simon reiterated his ability was not in question but fitness was then he contradicted himself saying striker positions was not a priority right now? Why ? So why look at him then ? Why is he still officially on trial with us.? But for the record SG we o need a striker I rate McCormack , Keogh has never been prolific and paynter is not good enough at this level ! Forsell as an unattached player is currently on £0 per week so even KB can’t argue with that. But surely a current international who has his pedigree is worth a punt until the end of the season ????? Me thinks SG is not the man which is why uncle ken won’t give him money I find it hard to accept the pro Grayson supporters what manergerial strokes of genius has he achieved ?? So he got us promoted , let’s not kid ourselves he came as close as you can to messing that up if truth be known!!! Comments ?

  12. Lufcfoxy

    A few years ago Michael Tonge was quality but never been involved in the prem with Stoke w

  13. RobertDineen

    I work with his brother and by all accounts he’s off to cardiff or nottm forest


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