Leeds prepare Jenas swoop

11 September 2012 12:28
Neil Warnock has confirmed he wants to bring in a new midfielder, with Leeds strongly linked to Spurs' Jermaine Jenas. The Spurs midfielder is understood to be surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane, having featured just once under Andre Villas-Boas this season, coming on as a late substitute in the draw with West Brom.

A move to Sunderland was mooted during the summer transfer window but failed to materialise, however a step down to the Championship could be on the cards for the 29-year-old with the loan window now open. Jenas saw a planned season-long loan spell at Aston Villa last term wrecked by a ruptured Achilles, but he is now back to full fitness and eager for action. Leeds have lost the services of injured duo David Norris and Paul Green for the next few weeks, while veteran Michael Brown is struggling with an on-going hamstring problem.

And Warnock, who has also been linked with QPR veteran Shaun Derry, is keeping his fingers crossed that Jamaica's Rodolph Austin returns from international duty unscathed ahead of the testing clash away to Cardiff on Saturday. The Whites boss told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "We are looking all over for a midfield player to join us before the weekend. "We've asked about a couple of midfield players and we should know soon because we need someone in there. We're looking at what there is around. "Rodolph Austin is also away this week and will have had two games to play, so we're hoping he comes back OK. He won't be back until Friday and it is horrific when they have all that travelling to do."

Source: team_talk