McDermott cools Bentley link

Leeds United boss Brian McDermott has played down talk linking him with a move for former Tottenham winger David Bentley.

Last Updated: 24/09/13 at 16:37 Post Comment

Reports over the weekend suggested Leeds were lining up a move for free agent Bentley following his release by Tottenham earlier this summer.

McDermott is an admirer of Bentley, but insists he has no plans to sign the 29-year-old as he has enough cover in Bentley's position.

"There is no point me bringing in a player for the sake of it. I won't just bring players in because we can. That might have happened in the past at other clubs or here, but I'm not going to do that," said McDermott.

"David Bentley has been available for a little while and has been a good player. But we've got Ross McCormack and El Hadji Diouf, so you're talking about similar sort of players.

"Bentley is a good player, but when you've got Ross and Dioufy, you've got players that are already in that mould.

"The last thing that you want to do is stockpile players in a position, it's just not right."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e deserved respect for forging a successful football career despite being, clearly, made from balsa wood.

Nutboy
Wenger: Diaby deserves respect

L

iverpool should put in a bid for Barkley. As cheeky as it may sound, only he looks capable enough to replace Gerrard.

paulay8
Gerrard's Decay Becoming Sadly Apparent

M

y emotions were not mixed. Super professional that he is. I will never look at you the same way Frank. Love affair over.

gittoplo
Lampard: Mixed emotions

Footer 365

Premier League: Liverpool granted permission to expand Anfield

Liverpool's plans to expand Anfield have received a boost after the council grant approval for redevelopment work.

Rio: Fergie exit hit RvP hardest

Rio Ferdinand has claimed Robin van Persie was the player who suffered the most after Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement as Man United manager.

Premier League: West Brom boss Alan Irvine ready to drop big names

West Brom boss Alan Irvine has underlined his willingness to drop out-of-form players, regardless of their status.

Mail Box

Is Moyes The Big Winner This Season?

Man United and Everton are making David Moyes look good enough for Newcastle. We have lots of mails on Steven Gerrard but mostly Man United and Van Gaal...

Should Gerrard Play Further Forward?

That's one shout in a mailbox that recalls Rafa Benitez saying the Liverpool man would one day end up as a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney and 500 words on Ipswich...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property