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LUFC: Austin going nowhere

Leeds United have quashed rumours of a transfer for midfielder, Rodolph Austin, by releasing a statement saying he will remain with the club.

The 29 year old Jamaican international had been linked with a move away from Elland Road in recent days:

LUFC have ended speculation over Austin's immediate future Credit: Press Association

Chairman Andrew Umbers and club can confirm that midfielder Rodolph Austin is not for sale and will remain a Leeds United player beyond Monday’s 11pm transfer deadline.

There has been significant interest in the player and media reports over the weekend and on Monday had suggested that the club had agreed a deal for Rudy to exit Leeds United, but this is not the case.

Rudy remains a vital part of Neil Redfearn’s squad and will play a major part for Leeds United in the remaining 18 Sky Bet Championship matches and beyond.

The midfielder has expressed a desire to remain at the club and help head coach Neil Redfearn make the season as successful as possible.

The club are delighted that Rudy wishes to remain part of the club and the midfielder reported to Thorp Arch and trained with his team-mates as normal on Monday morning.


Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith released from hospital

Huddersfield Town has tweeted that Tommy Smith is back at home after being released from hospital. The defender was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary after suffering a head injury in yesterday's match against Leeds United.

Huddersfield Town defender in 'stable condition' in hospital

Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith is now in a stable condition at Leeds General Infirmary after suffering a head injury at today's Championship game against Leeds United. The club reported on their website that he has been sitting up and talking to members of Huddersfield Town's staff. He has undergone scans and tests and will stay in hospital overnight for observation.

Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith is stretched off during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Credit: PA

Huddersfield Town and Tommy's family would like to thank everyone for their well wishes throughout the course of Saturday evening.

Everyone at the Club would also like to record their thanks to all the medical team and safety staff on duty at the John Smith's Stadium, our charity partner the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and staff at Leeds General Infirmary for the care they have given Tommy.

We all wish him a full and speedy recovery.

– Huddersfield Town


'Tommy's in good hands,' says Huddersfield Town manager

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell has been speaking to ITV Calendar after one of his players, defender Tommy Smith, was airlifted to hospital suffering a head injury during the match against Leeds United.

Football: Huddersfield defender airlifted to hospital injured during Leeds match

Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith is in hospital after suffering a head injury during the game against Leeds United today.

Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/EMPICS Sport

The footballer was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary after being injured in the run up to a goal . He was thought to be conscious when he was put into the air ambulance but there is no word yet on his condition.

Leeds United won against Huddersfield Town two one, with a goal in the last minute.

Full match report here.

Cellino set to stand down

It is understood that Massimo Cellino is set to announce his resignation as Leeds United president today.

Massimo Cellino is expected to stand down as a director of Leeds today Credit: Press Association

Cellino was formally banned as a director of Leeds by the Football League on Monday for 79 days following his conviction for tax evasion in Italy last year after his appeal against the decision was thrown out.

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