Neil Warnock is eyeing up Kenwyne Jones as a replacement for Ross McCormack according to The Mirror

McCormack faces several weeks on the sidelines following an ankle injury sustained in Leeds United’s 2-1 defeat to Cardiff at the weekend and Neil Warnock is under no illusions as to how big the loss is;

“Ross is going to be out for a while and that is a big, big blow for us. We could probably get away without anyone but him, especially after the start to the season he has had. He is a major, major player for us.”

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Neil Warnock went on to add that he’s hoping to secure cover by the weekend and The Mirror believe that Kenwyne Jones is top of his most wanted list.

Following the acquisition of Michael Owen, it’s believed Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is willing to let Jones go out on loan, but Leeds United will no doubt face stiff competition and the decision will most likely be dictated by who can contribute the highest percentage of his wages.

The 27 year old Trinidad & Tobago international joined Stoke City in 2010 for a club record fee of £8m. Since then he’s made 78 appearances, scoring 19 goals. So far this season, Jones has made only one appearance, getting his name on the scoresheet in a 4-3 League Cup defeat to Swindon Town.

  • Yorkshirian

    What a player he would be in this league.. Well done Barnsley, Peterborough or you other big spenders who end up landing him.

  • We will not get this player if there is another team that want him. We won’t contribute the most to his wages.

  • Markymark1967

    I thought you couldnt sign more than one loan player from the same club? weve already got Tonge on loan from Stoke

    • TSS

      Since when? Darren Ferguson had quite a few from Scum at one point. Alex Ferguson recalled them all after he was fired.

      • Markymark1967

        Must be just Premier clubs then, Jenas was supposed to be going to Sunderland, but he couldnt go because they had already signed Danny Rose on loan

        • TSS

          Not sure mate, first time I’ve ever heard of such a rule. Could be some by-law of the 25 man rules they brought in perhaps?

          • Right in the Gary Kelly’s

            The loan rules have been relaxed over the years. At one point i believe the maximum amount of players you can loan from one club is three. Scum used to send players out to Antwerp in Belgium in their dozens at one stage. Talking of Kenwyne Jones its just going to be a pipe dream and if he is a player NW is after it could only be a like for like replacement for Becchio and thats what is needed right now.

        • RC

          I think thats just season long loans mate

  • djedjedje

    I can see him coming if it is on a short one month loan. Stoke would probably not be bothered about a wage contribution for that length of loan and be happy that he is guaranteed a lot of football, but any more and I’m sure we’ll be out waged by many. Still, believe it when I see it…

  • col

    Kenwyne Jones? It’s a complete bulls*it story. Does anybody really believe that Bates would pay even a fraction of his wages?! Not a prayer. We’ll go for the cheapest option, as per usual.

  • Matthew

    If he can hit the back of the net, sign him up. We’ve hit such a low that anyone with the ability to hit the back of the net is really a viable option. Get behind this guy if he signs, give him the support and hope to christ he comes good for us.