Well, it’s official.
Andy Lonergan (who was on the bench) is leaving Leeds, Christiansen said he'll join Sunderland tomorrow. Christiansen said Lonergan asked to take up the deal he's being offered at Sunderland. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 30, 2018
Christiansen indicated that Leeds won't be signing a replacement for Lonergan. Will promoted Peacock-Farrell or Miazek from the academy. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 30, 2018
As SBNation site Roker Report told us last week, Andy Lonergan is on his way to Sunderland to link up with former Fulham manager Kit Symons, who is now part of the backroom staff under Chris Coleman at the Stadium of Light.
Leeds have allowed Lonergan to leave, and honestly, it’s not that big of a deal. Leeds didn’t look very good when Lonergan was between the sticks, and his outing at Brentford was extremely poor. Felix Wiedwald has recovered from whatever problems he seemed to have earlier in the season, and was arguably the Man of the Match against Hull yesterday.
It is a little unnerving to see that the club is going with either Bailey Peacock-Farrell or Kamil Miazek as the only backup. Peacock-Farrell hasn’t proven himself at this level yet, and Miazek has been primarily a youth player in his career.
Then again, Thomas Christiansen said that Leeds weren’t getting any more players Monday, and now Christiansen is saying that Tyler Roberts was on his way from West Brom, so take whatever he says, as usual, with a huge grain of salt.
Anyway, on to the links.
Leeds United Links
Jack graded the players. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Another spitting incident, this time from West Ham United’s Arthur Masuaku, spotlights that in England, according to the FA, spitting at someone is worse than breaking someone’s leg and about the same as racially abusing them. [SBNation]
World Football Links
The CONCACAF Champions League Match between Club Tijuana and CF Motagua has been moved to Edinburg, Texas because of political violence in Honduras. And yes, I had to use Google Maps to find Edinburg, Texas as well. [FMF State of Mind]