New recruit Neil Kilkenny makes his United move permanent...
Australian international Neil Kilkenny says he had no doubts about joining Leeds United when the call came through last week.
The 22-year-old midfielder joined on an emergency loan from Birmingham City on Friday and signed a three-and-a-half year deal on Monday morning.
Neil, who won the man of the match award against Northampton on Saturday, had played at Elland Road just four days earlier while on loan at Oldham Athletic, and was delighted to return as a member of the home team.
Neil explained: "It was a bit funny coming back so soon, but when I was here with Oldham on Tuesday, I actually thought during the game 'I'd love to play here. The fans are so passionate.'
"It's a massive club with the fans and all the tradition.
"There were a few clubs interested, but once I heard from the manager here I couldn't turn it down.
"The manager was a great midfielder and the team are doing well. I thought I could learn a lot from the manager and it could only make my game better.
"I just hope we keep on winning now and get promotion."
Neil only joined United on Friday afternoon, but was plunged straight into the heart of the midfield and was handed the additional responsibility of taking the set-pieces.
"I came in and the manager said he was going to play me, and I was taking free-kicks and corners," said Neil. "I jumped at the chance.
"It was nice to win the game, you can't ask for much more that. Most teams will come here and play 4-5-1 - I noticed that - and we had a lot of possession and had to break them down.
"We played well and got the win which is the main thing."
And, coming soon after being a part of the visiting celebrations at Elland Road, how did it feel to have almost 25,000 people on your side this time around?
"It's very special," smiled Neil. "Particularly for the league where we are. We are such a big club we shouldn't be here
"The crowd were great and I hope we can keep repaying them for their loyalty. Promotion is the aim. We're up there and hopefully we can keep pushing on."
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