Viduka staying, Martyn going
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Australian marksman Viduka's future has been the subject of speculation for much of the summer, with The Whites recently rejecting a loan offer from Internazionale.
It would seem that Viduka is happy to work under Peter Reid, despite a recent bust-up, for the time being at least.
He said: "I have got a three-year contract with Leeds and I am definitely staying.
"I want to make my future at Leeds.
"It (to reject Inter) was not up to me, it was a decision made by the club, but I am happy at Leeds and hopefully if we keep playing like this we can go well."
Viduka is unlikely to be joined in the squad for the trip to Leicester by keeper Martyn, who seems set to join Everton on Monday.
"There is interest from Everton," confirmed Reid. "So I feel there will be a deal done there.
"He is in the final year of his contract, and I have got some good young keepers.
"I want to thank him and feel he deserves this chance."
Leeds secured their first win of the season in a topsy-turvy encounter at Middlesbrough, and Reid was delighted with the victory.
He added "The players are absolutely delighted. They showed great character and the neutral must have been delighted. Good defending, bad defending, lots of goals."
Reid's counterpart Steve McClaren was baffled as to how his side threw away victory.
He commented: "We are mystified. It is puzzling how we lost this game. We were breathtaking at times and had enough chances to win three games, but the performance was excellent."
McClaren had words of sympathy for young defender Andrew Davies, whose late slip let in Viduka to net the winner.
"It was a mistake and everybody makes mistakes," said McClaren. "But he was absolutely magnificent for an 18-year-old."
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