Elland Road boss wants St James’ Park midfielder to make emotional return.
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Leeds United boss Simon Grayson will attempt to land Newcastle United midfielder Alan Smith on a loan deal this month as he looks to strengthen his Elland Road side ahead of a concerted push for a Premier League return.
The 30 year old former England international has not figured regularly in the St James’ Park first team and may well be tempted by a return to the club which launched his career, especially if Grayson could guarantee the tigerish midfielder a starting berth.
Smith amassed 228 appearances for Leeds United during his six seasons in their first team but left when the club was relegated from the top tier in 2004 and moved to Man United where he failed to secure a regular spot due chiefly to a succession of injury problems.
Leeds United are currently in fourth spot in the Championship in their first season back in the division after securing promotion last season. Grayson hopes that the return of a cult hero could help further the club’s hopes of a Premier League return.
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