Now we have Wings
They say a day can make a huge difference in the world of football, whoever came up with that saying must have Leeds White tinted wings. As this week hit the midway point we were looking at the prospect of a daunting trip to Hillsborough with a disheartened and sometimes creative starved team. That worry can now be diluted slightly as our first new signing finally completed his long anticipated move to Elland Road.
Thursday has given us some width, we finally have wings! Well technically one wing as I write this blog but if things are to be believed with dialogue from Selhurst Park, then the second one won’t be far behind.
The long anticipated signing of Stewart was completed this lunchtime from Hull City of the Premiership. I was one of the 3,500 traveling support at The Valley in October who witnessed “the goal” that Stewart scored against us. His creative pace and drive caused us more than a few problems that day. We beat off competition from Charlton, Ipswich & Leicester to sign our new (only) out and out winger.
Stewart will have the 28 shirt and Leeds are offering a cracking deal where you can have his name and number printed on the new Home shirt for free when purchased. Let’s hope it doesn’t curse him as it did with Morris and the infamous number 9 shirt offer the club ran back last year. Stewart joins Leeds on an initial 93 day loan which will become a 3 year deal. This is because of Football League rules stipulating a player can only sign permanently if he’s played for no more than 2 different sides in a season.
Kebe is now waiting in the wings (pun intended) as we look to sign our other winger in time for the Sheffield Wednesday match this Saturday. Let’s hope this is completed in time. Things are certainly looking positive. My prediction of how Leeds United could line up once this second signing is complete is as follows:
Back to the trusty 4-4-2 with some attacking flair from both sides.
Things are certainly looking brighter at Elland Road. Let’s get back on track with 3 points tomorrow and reclaim that Play Off Place.