Leeds fill Spring void
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leeds have signed Jonathon Douglas on loan following Matthew Spring's exit.Leeds have bolstered their midfield options following the departure of Matthew Spring to Watford by signing Blackburn Rovers midfielder Jonathon Douglas.
Douglas, who has two caps for Republic of Ireland, spent time with Gillingham last season and has joined Leeds on a season-long loan.
Whites manager Kevin Blackwell is delighted to capture Douglas and believes his eye for goal will prove a valuable asset for the Elland Road club.
"I'm hoping to complete a loan deal for young Douglas at Blackburn for a season," explained Blackwell to Sky Sports News.
"We are in negotiations for one or two other players. It's at an early stage, but it's an ongoing situation."
"Jonathon is a young lad who did well during his time on loan last season. He is someone who offers me a number of options," he added to Leeds' official website.
"He's also the type of midfielder who can get you a goal when you most need it."
Meanwhile, Spring has completed his £150,000 switch to The Hornets and manager Adrian Boothroyd is delighted to add strength to his squad.
"He's got that potential to score goals from midfield so he really will add depth and difference to our squad," explained Boothroyd to Watford's official website.
"I'm delighted to welcome him to Watford as he's another player who fits the new culture here; hungry and with a point to prove in the game.
"I've talked before about getting the right type of character to this club. I know Matthew will very much fit that mould, having worked with him at Leeds last season."