WARNOCK NOT JUST AFTER BIG SIGNINGS
RYAN Hall is likely to be the first player to sign for Leeds in the transfer window but boss Neil Warnock insists he is looking to the long-term as well as the short.
Hall, 24, has been on loan at Elland Road from Southend but he will make a two-anda-half year permanent move next week when the window opens.
After Leeds were taken over by GFH Capital, an influx of new players is expected but Warnock believes Hall’s signing demonstrates that he is not just shopping for shortterm success.
“When we brought Ryan in I said I believe he is a player with potential for a big future,” said Warnock. “He had only played once this season and his match fitness, and bringing him up to speed was the biggest priority.
“I’m sure during the length of his contract Ryan will have the opportunity to establish himself at this high level, and you can see that from his contribution at Huddersfield a few weeks ago.
“It’s not just experienced players we are looking for to add to the squad, and if we feel there are youngsters like him available at the right prices we will look to the future as well.”
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FIRST OF MANY: Ryan Hall