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Leeds loan Keogh

I am sad to report that Leeds United have agreed a deal to bring Andy Keogh to the club on loan until January.

Those reading are probably thinking that you recognise the name, well guess what he used to play for us. And you are also probably thinking when did he play, well he played once. Keogh's only appearance in a Whites shirt came way back in 2004 during a cup tie against Portsmouth.


The 25-year-old striker is sort of coming home, he was a product of the clubs youth academy and started his professional career at Elland Road. Manager at the time Kevin Blackwell clearly didn't rate him and he was sold to Scunthorpe for £50,000. In 198 career games Keogh has found the back of the net on 53 occasions.

Keogh signs when Leeds are desperate for strikers with Luciano Becchio, Davide Somma and Billy Paynter all injured. Although not the best striker, he is probably the only option nice and cheap and available with no agent.

I was expecting more quality but who am I kidding with the current state of affairs. He is a hard-working forward so Leeds fans will no doubt take to him fondly, hopefully he can link up well with Ross McCormack and score some goals. In the Championship he has bags of experience which will be key in difficult situations. I expect him to go straight into the side to play Hull on Tuesday and hopefully play up front with Ross.

Most will complain that I am being negative about the signing, but quite simply during his career I have seen nothing to really make me alter my opinion. I hope he proves me wrong, and I will be the first to admit it.

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