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.