Newey returns to Leeds
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Whites loaned out the 20-year-old in a bid to help him gain a contract when his deal expires in the summer, and will have been delighted the youngster started seven matches whilst at The U's.
Newey is currently well down the pecking order for a starting place at Elland Road, and is likely to depart the Yorkshire club in the summer upon becoming a free agent.
Cambridge manager John Taylor (pictured) has revealed he wanted to keep the Sheffield-born youngster at the club, however financial constraints put paid to his hopes.
"We won't be able to continue with his loan," revealed Taylor to the club's official website. "Fundamentally it's a financial decision, but obviously the situation we find ourselves in after Saturday makes it hard.
"Although we won't give up the fight, the chance of making the play-offs is very difficult and obviously at the moment we have to balance the books and try and balance my budget, so unfortunately we've had to let him go back to Leeds.
"We've spoken to him and his agent, he understands the situation and so does his father, and we'll keep an eye on him because I think he's done particularly well when he's played on the left side of midfield.
"He's enjoyed it here, he's out of contract at Leeds at the end of the season and we'll obviously keep tabs on him in case that window of opportunity opens again in the summer."
Meanwhile, U's striker Alex Revell has also departed the club after joining Kettering Town on a month's loan.