Whites stall on Dickinson deal
Leeds boss Simon Grayson says the club's proposed move for Derby's Liam Dickinson is on hold.
By Carla Hilton
Last Updated: 19/02/09 5:08pm
Leeds boss Simon Grayson says the club's proposed move for Derby's Liam Dickinson is on hold after the striker picked up an injury.
The Whites were unsuccessful in their initial attempt to bring the 23-year-old to the club after failing to meet the FA's strict timescales on deadline day.
Despite that setback, Grayson remains keen on bringing the Rams frontman to Elland Road in a bid to bolster his current strike force.
News of a fresh injury, though, has led the Whites boss to put the loan deal on hold.
"Liam Dickinson is injured at the moment so nothing will happen there at this moment in time," Grayson told the club's official website.
"It's one of those things. It was a bizarre sequence of events after deadline day in that he was injured, so the first thing is for him to get fit again."
Meanwhile, Grayson has said a return for Stoke's Carl Dickinson is not out of the question following the defender's successful spell at Elland Road.
Dickinson returned to the Premier League side after a brief stint with the Whites during which he impressed connections with a string of consistent performances.
"Carl did well for us and we were pleased with him," said Grayson.
"He was on loan, and he has gone back to Stoke in the hope of playing in the Premier League which is his right, and good luck to him."