BBC Sport Form Guide For Leeds

Last updated : 08 August 2005 By Kevin Markey

Nickname: The Whites
Ground: Elland Road
Capacity: 40,204
Last season: 14th
Manager: Kevin Blackwell (May 2004)

In: Rob Hulse (West Brom), Ian Bennett (Birmingham), Dan Harding (Brighton), Eddie Lewis (Preston), Robbie Blake (Birmingham), Steve Stone (Portsmouth), Rui Manuel Marques (Maritimo)

Out: Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), Julian Joachim (Boston), Martin Woods (Sunderland), Lucas Radebe (retired)

BBC Sport verdict: After the well-publicised trauma of relegation, Leeds consolidated with a host of new faces in Kevin Blackwell's re-modelled squad and finished the campaign in mid-table respectability.

But chairman Ken Bates will want to see a greater return on his investment last January having helped create stability and attract players in the summer capable of leading a promotion push back to the promised land.

Key man: David Healy