Date: 9th March 2014 at 4:53pm
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Vital Leeds is once again be looking at how our loan players are doing away from Elland Road this season.

Leeds have nine players out on loan. Steve Morison (Millwall), Ross Killock, Nathan and Lewis Turner (Chester) and Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood),Paul Green (Ipswich Town) and Luke Varney (Blackburn Rovers) are all out on loan for the remainder of the season.

Young midfielder Simon Lenighan has joined FC Halifax Town on a one-month loan deal until the middle of March.

Adam Drury made the loan switch to Bradford City on Friday and he will stay with the League One side until April 5th.


Steve Morison – Millwall (Season)
Morison headed the only goal of the game as Millwall proved coupon busters this weekend with a 1-0 win at Derby County.

Having been dropped to the bench last weekend, Morison made the perfect response as he secured a crucial three points for the championship strugglers. He almost scored a second when his stinging shot was kept out by a full-stretch Lee Grant.

Appearances 31 goals 6

Paul Green – Ipswich Town (Season)
Green completed another 90 minutes for Ipswich as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough who ended their long run without a goal.

The defeat for Ipswich cost them the chance to move to within a point of the play-off places.

Appearances 5 goals 0

Luke Varney – Blackburn Rovers (Season)
Varney made his first start for Blackburn as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Burnley in the East Lancashire derby at Ewood Park.

Varney was booked as he completed 81 minutes for Rovers as they let a 1-0 half time lead slip.

Appearances 4 goals 0

Charlie Taylor – Fleetwood Town (Season)
Taylor has played twice this week for Fleetwood as they got their promotion push back on track picking up four points from a possible six on their travels.

On Tuesday, they held play-off chasing Newport County to a 0-0 draw with Taylor playing the whole game.

Saturday saw them face another long-trip as they travelled to Devon to face Torquay United. Taylor had come close to opening the scoring for Fleetwood in the first half before they secured a crucial three points with just seventeen minutes remaining.

The young fullback completed another 90 minutes and he has now made 31 appearances for Fleetwood since his arrival there.

Appearances 31 goals 0


Nathan Turner – Chester (Season)
Nathan made his first start in almost four months as Chester secured a crucial three points at Dartford on Friday night.

He completed 90 minutes on his return to the starting line-up as they won 1-0.

Appearances 20 goals 0


Lewis Turner – Chester (Season)
Lewis also completed 90 minutes in the above game as Chester moved six points clear of the relegation places as they continue their good run. Chester are now unbeaten in five games picking up eleven points from a possible fifteen.


Appearances 33 goals 1


Ross Killock – Chester FC (Season)
Killock also played the 90 minutes for Chester and he was booked during the game, his fourth booking in sixteen appearances.

It was an important win for Chester, who would have returned to the relegation places had Dartford beaten them.

The game was also an outing for the trio of Leeds loan players in front of the live TV cameras with the game being shown live on BT Sport.

Appearances 16 goals 2

Simon Lenighan – FC Halifax Town (One month from February 10th
Lenighan ended his loan spell with the Shaymen in disappointing fashion, as he was not part of the squad that beat whipping boys Hyde 5-1 away.

It is his second spell away from Elland Road this season after spending a month on loan with Bradford Park Avenue in the autumn.


Appearances 1 Goals 0

Bradford Park Avenue (October – November)
Appearances 5 goals 0

Adam Drury – Bradford City (One month – 5th April)
Having joined Bradford on loan on the eve of the game, Drury was named amongst the substitutes as they lost 2-0 at promotion chasing Brentford.

Drury came on to make his debut with six minutes remaining with them already two down.

The fullback was booked in the closing moments of the game for a mistimed tackle.

Appearances 1 Goals 0


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