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Delph Set To Return?

Delph Set To Return?

Alex McLeish has said so far he has no plans to allow Fabian Delph to extend his loan spell at his former club, Leeds United.

The midfielders initial loan ends in a fortnight's time and he has been getting some good game time whilst back at Elland Road but the club have so far failed in their efforts for an extension.

Delph can remain with the club for a maximum of 93 days under the terms of his emergency loan, which if extensions are timed correctly, could still see him remain at the club until their penultimate game of the season, but Leeds' hopes to make the deal official failed in the transfer window.

McLeish has however told the press.

'We haven't made any plans to extend anything at the moment. We'll take stock when the month is up and have a look at things again. If he's playing well he might see there's an opportunity, we hope he'll come back at a level where he says to us 'there's no way you can leave me out now'.'

Quotes from Yorkshire Evening Post.

Fair enough I can see the sense in us not wanting to officially let him stay until the end of the season incase we have injury worries and we don't have a recall option, but whilst he's getting pitch time, regaining his confidence and really getting match sharp again after his injury there is also little sense in bringing him back to sit on the bench.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday February 11 2012
Time: 7:24PM

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Well he can play reserve games when he gets back. Don't see any logic in us allowing a decent player to stay out on loan when we're not blessed with many options on the bench. No need for him to stay longer. He needs to fight for a place with Gardner and Bannan.
VILLA 4 LIFE
11/02/2012 19:53:00
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The lad needs first-teammatches if he is ever going to reach his potential. He was out for a year with that injury, aged 20, when he should have been developing his game. Bring him back by all means if he is going to get some time on the pitch, but it would be criminal of Eck to recall him and leave him on the bench for the Villa next 3 months.
Dudley Villan
11/02/2012 20:44:00
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From what I've seen, if we can sell him for £3-4m we should definitely sell. I doubt Leeds or anyone else would be willing to do that after his performances in a villa shirt. He tries hard.
thekentvillan
11/02/2012 21:08:00
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i dont rate him at all
Ted 369
11/02/2012 21:21:00
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Big up yourself clivethevillain for your post on Vital Spurs and good luck against Mustapa Million's Plastic Pony Show!
GoldCock
12/02/2012 01:36:00
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Another waste of Randy's money and a strange decision by O'Neil. The money spent on players like him, Davies, Reo-Coker and Harewood to name but a few....wow, it makes your head spin. Still, as it stands 15th in the table so we most likely wont be spending any money in the foreseeable future. Thanks Martin, thanks Alex.
juddy
12/02/2012 15:03:00
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Well when we bought Delph he was one of the most sought after youngsters in England, the injury really set him back but this season he really needed to push on, the problem is if you like to play football you can't look good in a McCleish team, he needs to sort out his tackling but every Leeds fan would have told you that but they will also tell you he was 1 of their most promising youngsters EVER and im not going to list all the young players that came from there but I think you get my point.
KerryVillian
12/02/2012 15:22:00
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I thought he look poor before his injury, worse after it and out of his depth ever since, but we all have our point of view I suppose.
juddy
12/02/2012 15:24:00
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He won player of the year in the football league, ie. best player below champonship. No-one can say he wasn't worth a punt for a few mil. He played LB last season and was far better than Warnock. He would've probably been bought by one of the top 4 by now if he hadn't got his injuries. And people say that Bannan is good and don't rate Delph ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Villan444
12/02/2012 15:35:00
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The gap between the Championship and Prem is huge, which is why lots of player (including Delph) can't make the step up. To be fair, my Nan is better than Warnock and Bannan.
juddy
12/02/2012 15:41:00
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