Former youngster back to play his part...
Former Elland Road youngster Andy Gray is hoping he can play a part in bringing back top-flight football to the club once he has formalised his move back to Leeds United.
Andy, who learnt his trade with the club before embarking on a career that has taken in over 500 appearances, was a youngster the last time the club returned to the top division, and he is hoping to play a part in the same success this time around.
"The manager has stated he wants one more promotion and he's hungry to do it," said Andy. "I've seen him this summer and he's as hungry as ever was. He really wants to do it here.
"I was 13 the last time the club did it and the whole city took off. It's been a similar amount of time this time and everybody is working for it. If I get a chance I'll take it and I'll do whatever the manager wants me to do. I can't wait.
"It's been a long time since I was here, but whenever I've not had a game I've watched Leeds throughout my career and to have a chance to come back is great.
"Howard Wilkinson gave me my opportunity then he got sacked. George Graham came in and let me go, but that's how football is. It's certainly an exciting time to be here."
Having spent 16 years away from Elland Road as a player, Andy admits he didn't expect another chance to return to the club he has supported all his life, but Neil Warnock has offered him the opportunity and he is delighted to be back.
"I've supported the club all my life and I'm really, really happy to be back," he said. "I've come close a few times, and I've always wanted to come back, at the back of my mind. Then Neil got the job, but I thought it might be too late.
"But I've kept myself fit. The older I've got the harder I've trained. I've worked hard in the close season and it's good to be back. The manager knows me from Sheffield United and I'm looking forward to working with him again.
"I had a few options but once I heard a glimmer of interest from Leeds I was prepared to do everything I could to come back here and help the club."