Leeds handed loan fine
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leeds United have been fined £2,000 by The Football League for breaching loan rules.
Leeds United have been fined £2,000 by The Football League for breaching player loan regulations.
The punishment, for which £1,000 of the fine has been suspended, was handed down after the Championship strugglers admitted including six loan players in their squad during last month's defeat at Burnley.
Goalkeepers Graham Stack (Reading) and Tony Warner (Fulham), defenders Matthew Heath (Coventry City) and Ugo Ehiogu (Middlesbrough) and strikers Geoff Horsfield (Sheffield United) and Tresor Kandol (Barnet) were all included in Dennis Wise's squad when The Whites lost 2-1 at Turf Moor.
Football League rules allow only a maximum of five loan players to be included on a club's match-day teamsheet, which Leeds ended up exceeding.
The West Yorkshire outfit, however, argued their reason for having six loan players in the squad against The Clarets was due to the late withdrawal of centre-back Matthew Kilgallon through injury.
The Football League took extenuating circumstance into account when it fined the Elland Road club on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Leeds reserve-team coach Dave Geddis has parted company with the club.
The former Ipswich Town striker, who joined former Leeds manager Kevin Blackwell's backroom staff back in the summer, took charge of reserve-team affairs when former caretaker boss John Carver left the club in October.
Prior to Wise and Gustavo Poyet taking formal charge of Leeds, Geddis presided over the club's Carling Cup clash with Southend United.