Blackwell pleads for clarity
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell is desperate for the club to sort out their financial future.Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell is desperate for the club to sort out their financial future.
The Whites are still waiting for a buyer, with Sebastien Sainsbury again claiming that he can buy the club.
Elland Road chairman Gerald Krasner says he is only negotiating with a local consortium, but their future is still no clearer.
Blackwell has pleaded with the club chiefs to now sort out the future one way or another, because the uncertainty is not helping the team.
"Right now I couldn't sign the club cat, let alone a player, as I haven't a clue what's going on here," bemoaned Blackwell.
"It doesn't help when people shoot their mouths off about buying the club.
"Just leave us alone and let us play football."
Leeds' Championship struggle worsened on Monday night when they were beaten 1-0 by bottom side Rotherham at Millmoor.
To add injury to insult, Clarke Carlisle picked up an ankle ligament injury and now faces six weeks on the sidelines.
Carlisle endured a luckless 13 minutes at Rotherham where he hit the woodwork three times, and then suffered the injury which forced him off.
"It's just another blow in a long line of blows," said Blackwell.
"He could possibly return just before Christmas, but that is very doubtful and as it stands I don't think he will be back until after then.
"I'm really disappointed to lose him because he has been playing well for us since he joined us in the summer."
Brian Deane is also adding to Blackwell's injury worries, as he will not be available to face Leicester on Saturday with his hamstring problem.