The Max Factor remains

Leeds United have just announced that talks with Leicester City to extend Max Gradel’s loan have been successful and the impressive youngster will remain at Elland Road until the New Year.

Although Leicester have insisted on a 24-hour recall clause, I don’t think this is anything unusual and wouldn’t see it as an issue. Hopefully Bates, Grayson et al are thinking longer-term and are planning to sign Max up full-time during the transfer window.

Max has impressed management and fans alike since his arrival at Elland Road and recently told how he was enjoying playing for the club and more than happy to stay.

Shane Higgs reaps reward

Despite his recent injury problems that have kept him out of the first team, Shane Higgs’ form so far this season has impressed everyone. Alongside Premier League leaders, Chelsea (who have played less games) Leeds United have the best defensive record in all four divisions and Higgs has played a great part in that consistency.

Leeds United have now rewarded Shane with an extension to his current contract, keeping the keeper here for an extra 12 months. The 32-year old thoroughly deserves the extension and I look forward to his return from injury.

E-noch, E-noch, E-noch

For me Enoch Showunmi is the weakest link in our entire squad. I don’t know what anyone saw in him when Leeds United brought him in, but he’s looked clumsy, awkward, out-of-place and 5-yards behind the rest of the players on the park everytime I’ve seen him play.

Much like Emile Heskey for England, I keep trying to convince myself that I’m missing something and there must be something that the management are seeing in him that I can’t, but alas, I give in – he’s truly woeful. Anyway, he may not be here for much longer as Rotherham manager, Ronnie Moore prepares to make another attempt to sign him on-loan after his first was refused.

He isn’t a League One player, never mind a Championship one and simply seems like a waste of wages. I’m sure he could do a job elsewhere, but he simply isn’t good enough for a team with Leeds United’s ambitions.  

…and finally

The Celebrity Leeds United fans post I added just before this brought another milestone for the site in that it was the 100th post. Thanks to everyone that’s visited and contributed towards the site and here’s to another 100. On and on…