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Morning Leeds-in for 26 January: Andy Lonergan’s move to Sunderland appears set

Reports indicate that the veteran keeper is on his way to Wearside

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Looks like Leeds will be looking for a new backup goalkeeper.

Our friends over at Roker Report first brought you the news on Monday, and it now appears that a deal will get done for Andy Lonergan’s departure. He is set to join up with former manager Kit Symons at Sunderland. Symons, who is currently part of the backroom staff at the Stadium of Light, was the manager at Fulham when Lonergan played there. Lonergan looks to be departing Leeds for the second time, and the former Wolverhampton and Bolton Wanderers keeper is apparently on his way to Wearside.

It’s not a big deal for Leeds. Lonergan gave up any chance he ever had to win the starting keeper job on a permanent basis after his performance against Brentford, and despite his issues, Felix Wiedwald has been pretty solid in net for Leeds this season.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Leeds have officially “reconsidered” the new badge. [Through It All Together]

Mallik Wilks is set to go to Grimsby Town on loan. [Through It All Together]

Leeds look set to sign young defender Pascal Struijk from the Ajax academy for the u23s. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

The FA has defended its hire of Phil Neville, because of course they would. Doesn’t mean it isn’t still a dumb hire. [Sky Sports.com]

Southampton sign Guido Carrillo from AS Monaco. [BBC.com]

West Ham United sign IPortugal midfielder Joao Mario on loan from Inter Milan. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

Jonathan Gonzalez is called up for Mexico’s friendly against Bosnia. [FMF State of Mind]

One of the longest running women’s football clubs in the United States, if not the world, the Boston Breakers, announced they were going out of business yesterday. [The Bent Musket]

The Philadelphia Union unveiled their new shirt yesterday. It’s okay, but a departure from past designs. [Brotherly Game]