Leeds’ young central midfielder, Will Hatfield, has gone on loan to York City for a month.

The 19 year old academy product has been a regular in the reserves this season and Simon Grayson sees the move to the Blue Square team as an opportunity for Hatfield to experience regular competitive football.

Meanwhile, Grayson has expressed his hopes for Aidy White who returned to Oldham for a second loan spell yesterday. The boss sees White as a developing player who needs a run of games to prepare him to challenge for a place in the Leeds starting eleven.

Adam Clayton has returned from his loan spell at Peterborough and it seems Grayson is reluctant to send him out on a half season loan where he can’t recall him, while he also stated that “when a new manager (Darren Ferguson at Peterborough) comes along things change slightly.”

The club, while apparently holding him in high regard, are still looking for a loan club for Mike Grella after his move to Motherwell fell through.

9 Responses

  1. TSS

    Grella – Surplus to requirements I fear, especially with promotion the ultimate goal.

    Clayton – Too funny that Leeds have done what Manchester United did to Ferguson’s former club and recalled their youth player. Coincidence, or Grayson enjoying the irony?

    As for White and Hatfield, I see both of them as potential stars of the future but worry Hatfield’s loan is to a side too low down in the leagues.

  2. Joey

    Agree with TSS even though I belive Grella could do a better job than fat Billy, everything else totally agree

  3. Jason Hardcastle

    Will Hatfield is my mums cousins son lol never seen him play but from what the rest of the fam have told me he’s top class he scores a lot as well for a midfielder :)

  4. Max.

    I think Hatfield has been captain for the reserves for some time – quite surprised he hasn’t been loaned out before.

    Grella – I still wouldn’t be surprised to see him come through to the first team. If Leeds had enough strength in midfield to play 4-4-2 he would be in a better position. I still think he’d make a better midfield player than a striker though.

  5. Jason Hardcastle

    Yh grella looks like he’d be a good player to put in a 4321 formation. Him and mccormack behind becchio ooft what a strike force :)

  6. tim campbell

    Its our youth cup side that interests me the most. We have some potential stars in their ranks – the striker dominic poleon looks as if he could make the step up – but its this lad elliot kebbie that could by all reports be real class – a midfielder with blistering pace – apparantly did the 100 metres in around 11 seconds when at school

  7. Mike

    None of these promising young kids have a chance, the emergency loan period is coming up, much more to Larry’s liking than home grown, maybe it is something to do with himself being rejected………..Get over it Larry you are a big boy now.

  8. TheReaper08

    @mikelufc So if they are not good enough you would still persist with playing them over bringing in better quality ?

    If Hatfield was top draw he would be with a L1 or L2 side on loan.


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