Transfers And Predictions

Last updated : 06 August 2007 By Kevin Markey
None (As Yet).

Neil Sullivan
(Doncaster Rovers, free), Sam Hird (Doncaster Rovers, free), Kevin Nicholls (Preston, undisc), Stephen Crainey (Blackpool, free), Gary Kelly (retired), Robbie Blake (Burnley, £250,000), David Healy (Fulham, up to £1.5m), Ian Moore (Hartlepool, free), Hayden Foxe (released), Robbie Elliott (Hartlepool, free), Armando Sa (released), Richard Cresswell (Stoke, undisc).

Yorkshire Post prediction: A club who have never been far from the headlines for the best part of a decade will, undoubtedly, start the season in the spotlight once again and that will bring its own pressure.

That could lead to a slow start, especially if United suffer a couple of injuries as their squad is wafer-thin due to Dennis Wise being unable to make any signings.

Despite that, Leeds still have enough talent in their ranks to justify their tag as one of the pre-season favourites and a place in the play-offs - and a possible first trip to new Wembley - beckons.

Key to success: Alan Thompson has enough quality to embarrass most opposition midfielders in League One, while Jermaine Beckford has undergone a transformation since being loaned to Scunthorpe by Wise and looks capable of scoring the goals United will need.