United made it 3 wins out of 3 in pre-season after a fairly routine 1-0 victory over Rochdale at Spotland. Max Gradel, whom has been subject to numerous rumours this pre-season scored the solitary goal with a low drive past the Rochdale keeper.
The absentee list was added to as Patrick Kisnorbo, Robert Snodgrass and Lloyd Sam joined Luciano Becchio, Davide Somma, Andy O'Brien and Fede Bessone in the treatment room after having reportedly taken a knock on Saturday in Leeds' final game in Scotland against Motherwell.
Perhaps the most intriguing story of the night was the fact that Leeds gaffer Simon Grayson named 3 trialists in his squad, including 2 former Aston Villa men JLloyd Samuel and Isaiah Osbourne and an unnamed right winger believed to be french winger Alexandre Mendy, who has been plying his trade in the Czech Republic for most of his career.
Leeds now have more hard work to do on the training ground before facing Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Saturday.
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