Leeds keen to retain strikers
Leeds United have moved to reward Tresor Kandol and Jermaine Beckford with new contracts.
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 12/09/07 12:50pm
Leeds United have moved to reward Tresor Kandol and Jermaine Beckford for their superb starts to the season with new contracts.
The Whites lost the likes of David Healy, Robbie Blake and Richard Cresswell over the summer, however, Kandol and Beckford have filled the void with seven League One goals between them.
Kandol is tied to Leeds until the end of the 2009/10 season, while Beckford is contracted to the club until next summer.
However, manager Dennis Wise wants to reward his strike force with new deals with an eye on retaining the pair come the January transfer window.
"We needed to get the (transfer) window out the way first, but it was always on my mind," said Wise on losing either of his in-form strikers.
"They both love it here and they want to stay here so I told the club to sort them out and look after them. I want them to have new contracts. They deserve it.
"When players perform well it's only right that the manager says 'you should rip that up and have a new contract'."