Stack ready for United
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Graham Stack is fit and available for Leeds boss Dennis Wise this weekend.
Leeds United's on-loan keeper Graham Stack is fit and available for manager Dennis Wise against Crystal Palace this weekend.
Stack has been out of action for nearly six weeks and has not played since Leeds' 1-0 loss at Ipswich Town after damaging ankle ligaments.
The former Arsenal keeper is now back in training and even featured for The Whites in their reserve outing against Shrewsbury last Monday.
Stack is keen to make his first-team return against The Eagles, but with Neil Sullivan currently between the sticks and Casper Ankergren's arrival, he is ready to fight for his place.
"It's been just under six weeks, but the physios have done a great job and I started training again last week," Stack, who is on loan at Leeds from Reading, told the club's official website.
"It will take a bit of time, but it was good to get back out there in the reserves on Monday and I had my first full day's training with the lads on Tuesday.
"There's been competition ever since I arrived, but Sully has done well and Casper has come in so it's good.
"I'm desperate to play as is Sully and Casper, but it's all about Leeds and what is best for the team. As desperate as I am to play you accept what's best."
Meanwhile, Leeds have filled the void vacated by Steve Agnew by naming former defender Paul Beesley as the club's new Under 18 coach.
Beesley joined from Sheffield United back in 1995 and made 37 appearances for The Whites after being signed by Howard Wilkinson for £250,000.