30-year-old Danny Webber signed for Leeds United today on a free transfer.

After being released by Portsmouth at the end of the 2010-11 season, Webber has been unable to find a new club despite trials with Celtic, Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City and Neil Warnock’s former club Queen’s Park Rangers.

Webber was released by Portsmouth following an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament in March 2010 and has made only 8 appearances since, mostly from the bench and totalling only two and a half hours of total game time.

Neil Warnock has stressed the need for leaders and experienced heads and that was probably what he had in mind when signing Webber. Warnock made the same signing at Sheffield United and the pair went on to achieve promotion together the following year, and that kind of experience may prove invaluable to the rest of the team.

There will be understandable questions raised over his fitness, but it’s a low-risk gamble considering Leeds United have only given Webber a contract until the end of this season. If he proves himself worthy then that will no doubt be extended, but if he can’t, then there’s very little lost.

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