Stanley keen on Lees return
Accrington manager John Coleman is keen to bring Leeds youngster Tom Lees back to the club on loan.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 17/06/10 1:37pm
Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman is keen to bring Leeds United youngster Tom Lees back to the club on loan.
The 19-year-old defender made 46 appearances for Stanley last term during a season-long loan at the League Two club.
He has now returned to Leeds in the hope of forcing his way into the first team, but recently admitted he would be open to rejoining Accrington.
Coleman is keen to bring him back for next season and has confirmed that he has already contacted Leeds regarding the youngster.
"I've made an enquiry to Leeds regarding Tom Lees, but he wants to go back and have a crack at getting to the side there first," Coleman told skysports.com.
"If it doesn't work out for him then I would be more than happy to bring him back here.
"I reckon he will know whether he is part of their first-team plans when pre-season gets underway, so I'd prefer to bring him back before the actual season starts if I can."
Coleman is having to almost build a completely new side next season after the departure of key players such as Bobby Grant, Michael Symes and Darran Kempson, but the long-serving boss is hoping to add to his tally of two new signings so far.
He said: "We are in negotiations with a couple of players and I think that we are close to completing deals for a few of them, so we've just got to keep going and see how many we can bring in before pre-season begins."