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Morning Leeds-in for 1 February: Leeds United pretty quiet on deadline day

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Well, we knew the deadline would be pretty quiet for Leeds, and it stayed pretty much to form, save for a late signing of another youth prospect from Forest Green Rovers. The “big” signing of the day, Tyler Roberts from West Brom, had pretty much been discussed and known before yesterday.

The only question going into the deadline day was the possible acquisition of a central defender, with Matthew Pennington having taken a knock before the Hull City match and Conor Shaughnessy having left the Hull City match with what appeared to be a bad injury on top of Liam Cooper serving three more matches on his suspension because of a second red card. Pontus Jansson is the only fit central defender on roster right now, and he’s on nine yellow cards, which means the club is one yellow away from not having any fit senior defenders available.

Pennington’s injury will hopefully not be serious, as Cardiff City visit Elland Road on Saturday and Leeds will need Jansson to be on his best behaviour and a fit Pennington to hold the line, otherwise Leeds will be in for a long afternoon. Perhaps Paudie O’Connor and Aapo Halme will get some time with the senior team while everyone is out.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Andy Lonergan’s move to Sunderland was called off yesterday afternoon. [Through It All Together]

West Brom’s Tyler Roberts made his switch to Leeds official yesterday. [Through It All Together]

Leeds captured the signature of Forest Green’s starlet Jordan Stevens. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

West Ham United’s Tony Henry, the head of recruitment at the East London club, said some embarrassing, racist stuff about African players to the Daily Mail. [Brace the Hammer]

Christian Eriksen scored seconds into Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Manchester United that saw Spurs blank Manchester United 2-0 at Wembley. [Cartilage Free Captain]

Manchester City, despite being down Leroy Sané, beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0. [Bitter and Blue]

Everton beat Leicester City behind recent transfer Theo Walcott’s two goals. [Royal Blue Mersey]

World Football Links

A plague of locusts could disrupt the 2018 World Cup in Russia. You really can’t make this stuff up. [SBNation]

Another Malmö FF player has left Sweden. Norway midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem has joined MLS side Seattle Sounders FC. [Sounder At Heart]