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Players meet new coach for first session


Head Coach Dave Hockaday and Ross McCormack at #lufc training today at Thorp Arch.



Packed lunches the order of the day at Thorp Arch as players return for training


#lufc players didn't have to bring their own lunch to training today although new head coach Dave Hockaday told me he has brought an apple


The plot thickens - Luke Murphy says the kitchen is closed so he's brought his own lunch - pasta made my Matt Smith #lufc @itvcalendar

Leeds United winding-up petition dismissed by High Court

The winding-up petition issued to Leeds United by Sport Capital has been been dismissed by the High Court. The case was adjourned on June 10, 2014, but the Championship side were ordered to pay back £958,000 before June 23, 2014, which was completed last week.

The money was given as a loan but a winding up petition was issued after the date for repayment was missed. The club's bank account can now be unfrozen, so their staff can now be paid.


Lee Peltier leaves Leeds United

Leeds United defender Lee Peltier confirms departure from club Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

Leeds United defender Lee Peltier has confirmed his departure from the Championship club by mutual consent.

The 27-year-old footballer, who had a year left on his contract tweeted: "All the fans that have supported me over the two years, and all the boys at the club it's been a pleasure working with them - top lads, wish them all the best for the season."

Peltier signed by former Leeds boss Neil Warnock, had a spell on loan with Nottingham Forest after losing his first-team place under Warnock's successor Brian McDermott.

Cellino: Big name does not mean big result

Massimo Cellino says signing a big name to manage the club would not guarantee big results.

Questions have been raised about the appointment of Dave Hockaday who's previous managerial experience is limited to four seasons at non-league Forest Green.

But the Italian, who took ownership of the club during last season, says it was more important to get the right man ahead of a high profile name:

Cellino: Thorp Arch is not a lucky place

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has announced his intention to move the club's training facilities away from Thorp Arch.

In a press conference to unveil the club's new head coach, Dave Hockaday, Cellino spoke at length about his management and plans to develop new facilities.

The Italian explained to gathered reporters why he is not on good terms with the team's current facilities:

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