Pugh And White Alright
Danny Pugh and Aidan White getting things sorted out before the opposition take a free kick here on the Elland Road pitch. The shot coming from the Football League Championship game at Elland Road against Brighton And Hove Albion on the 11th February, 2012. Danny Pugh played the full game for Leeds while Aidan White started for The Whites but was replaced on 80 minutes by Andros Townsend.
Danny Pugh originally joined Leeds in 2004 when Kevin Blackwell was the manager at Elland Road. The player came to Leeds in a part exchange deal which saw Alan Smith move to the wrong side of The Pennines in a controversial move. A good start for The Whites saw Pugh hold down the Left Midfield position but with Blackwell re-building Pugh's position was lost and he soon found himself on the bench. The player only made five appearances for Leeds in his last six month before he was sold to Preston North End in 2006.
Second time around for Pugh at Elland Road and it was manager Simon Grayson who brought the player in on a three month loan with the option to a permanent move on 22 September, 2011 from Stoke City. After an injury to club captain Jonathan Howson Pugh moved into the Central Midfield position and the Club made his move permanent when he put pen to paper in a two and a half year contract which he penned on the 2nd January, 2012.
Loiner and Leeds fan Aidan White came through the youth system at Elland Road after joining the academy in 2002. It was manager Gary McAllister who gave him his first first team debut when at the age of 16 he started for Leeds in the Football League Cup game against Crystal Palace on the 26th August, 2008. Aidan received a standing ovation for his efforts after he was substituted and he was soon in the action again seven days later after he started for Leeds in the first round of the Football League Trophy against Bradford City. Another impressive performance beyond his years prompted manager McAllister to give Aidan his first League start for Leeds which came in a 2-0 win over Carlisle United on the 20th September, 2008. Further strong performances from White in the season 2008-09 earned the Loiner a contract at Elland Road which lasts until June 2012.
Leeds United: Lonergan, Smith, Lees, O'Dea, Pugh, Snodgrass, Clayton, Delph, White, McCormack, Becchio.
Subs: Townsend for White, Nunez for McCormack.
Thanks To: Jim.O for this great pic.
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