Reserves For Seth Next Season

Last updated : 28 April 2005 By Kevin Markey
The chairman said: "He can play for Leeds next season, as captain of the reserves. And if he's injured for a reserve fixture, he will be made to turn up and sit in the stand offering moral support and being a second-team talisman."

Johnson has been on a reported £35k weekly wage since his £7m arrival from Derby in October 2001, but has managed just 59 appearances due to a series of injuries.

Bates added: "He's cost us £230,000 a game. Both himself and Derby must have been laughing their socks off at that deal. It's not good enough. What sort of value is that for this club and its fans?

"For the supporters it's been now you see him, now you don't, one of the truly great disappearing acts."

Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Bates concluded: "There has been too much short changing of Leeds over the past five years or so, and it stops right here."