Leeds United have today given a six month contract to 18-year old, former Everton midfielder Zac Thompson after he impressed during a trial period with the club.

Little is known about the youngster although he has already featured for the reserve side in a 4-1 win over Newcastle United. He is expected to appear again for the reserves when Leeds take on Scunthorpe United on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, Sanchez Watt delighted Leeds United fans yesterday when he announced that fans favourite, Patrick Kisnorbo had returned to training with the team.

The Australian international made 29 appearances for Leeds United last season and became famous for wearing a headband after suffering an injury that required 12 stitches in the first game of the 2009/10  campaign. The injury required surgery to treat, but Kisnorbo delayed the operation to ensure he was available for first team selection.

It seemed fate was conspiring against Kisnorbo though and his season was brought to a halt in March when he injured his Achilles tendon against Millwall.

Despite failing to finish the season, Kisnorbo still cleared up at the end of season awards netting both the fans and players player of the year, alongside nationwide recognition as he was named in the PFA League One Team of the Year.

11 Responses

  1. Dje

    Have we signed Thompson on a free then, or just on loan from Everton?

    I thought it was the latter, but that might be down to the odd way the LUFC site phrased Thompson as being ‘Everton’s Zac Thompson’.

  2. Tommy

    nah hes former everton he was released and we took him on trial now have gave him 6 month contract. MOT

  3. Max.

    I don’t think he had been released at the point we took him on trial (though there was obviously an intent to do so) – this is effectively a free transfer.

  4. Dje

    Very good of Everton then!

    Mind, I guess they owed us a wee bit after pinching Beckford and Garbutt.

  5. TSS


    He’s probably a one-legged donkey. Wouldn’t thank them too soon lol.

  6. TSS

    Just to clarify with Paddy. I think he was only visiting the first team, but is back in light-training and on the road to returning to full training. Will confirm later.

  7. Paul South Wales

    Will Paddy still be wearing that stupid head bandage? That’s the six million dollar question!

  8. Colin

    Allowed to have a trial with Leeds and then released by Everton? Unless David Moyes is a complete do-nut and Gwyn Williams is a genius, then we’ve just signed an Everton reject.

    He’s an Everton reject.

  9. Tim Campbell

    Ramon nunez stays still the end of the season at least – I just don’t get it!! The guy can’t even make the subs bench yet hes offered an extension?


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