United boss to keep tabs on defender...
Central defender Calum Davenport has returned to his roots as he considers his footballing future.
The former West Ham and Tottenham star had been training with Leeds, under the watchful eye of manager Simon Grayson, but he has now joined his hometown team Wootton Blue Cross in the United Counties League as he looks to re-build his career.
Grayson had given Davenport an open-ended invitation to train with the club, and said he was looking to assess the fitness of a player who hasn't played competitive football since he was the victim of a stabbing incident in 2009.
"Calum has obviously feels it will be beneficial for him to play competitive football rather than reserve team football somewhere or training, and I hope this is the case for him and helps him," said the Leeds boss.
"I said initially it was all about looking at his fitness and that could take weeks or even months. There was no time-scale. We'll keep an eye on him and see where he is in terms of fitness and how he goes on."
The 27-year-old was released by West Ham in March this year and spent pre-season training with Nottingham Forest.