The honeymoon period quickly came to an end for new manager Neil Warnock as Tottenham Hotspur trainee Andros Townsend today cancelled his loan deal at Elland Road.

Townsend’s decision comes amid speculation that Birmingham City are interested in his services, and just days after Fabian Delph returned to Aston Villa with a season-ending injury leaving Warnock short on options in midfield.

In his Elland Road press conference today, Neil Warnock admitted that he was disappointed to hear of Townsend’s return to Spurs (via his agent) but added “I don’t want people who don’t want to be here so good riddance I say.”

In a strange twist, it seems Birmingham may have lured Townsend away after Neil Warnock hijacked their deal for Danny Webber. The following is from Daily Mirror journalist James Nursey who was ahead of the pack announcing Townsend’s news this morning.


However, Nursey has since reported that Danny Webber is back in training with Birmingham City, so his future remains unclear.

Also in today’s press conference, Warnock once again urged fans to back the team throughout the next fourteen games and prove they believe he is the man to take this club forwards, and that the supporters want him at Elland Road.

“You’re not going to get a more vociferous, nosier group of supporters […] my ambition is to fill the ground at some point”

The Leeds United Supporters Trust have since announced that planned protests ahead of the Southampton game have been cancelled in their statement on Neil Warnock’s appointment.

Finally, comments that Warnock has made about Leeds United in the past were also raised but the new manager was quick to dismiss this as nothing more than banter, adding that fans take these things “too seriously” nowadays.