Soccer gossip: Leeds, Terriers, Owls, Rotherham

LEEDS UNITED are being strongly linked with a move for out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas.

The 29-year-old has struggled with form and injury issues over the past few seasons and is way down the pecking order at White Hart Lane, with Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas deeming him surplus to requirements.

The Nottingham-born schemer - who spent part of last season on loan at Aston Villa - is now back to full fitness and is desperate to get some games under his belt.

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Meanwhile, reports in the north east have suggested that Newcastle outcast Nile Ranger turned down a beat-the-deadline loan move to Sheffield Wednesday, where he spent a productive temporary stint last season.

Owls chief Dave Jones wanted to bring Ranger back to Hillsborough, but the striker delayed a decision, prompting Wednesday to look elsewhere.

Ranger is now set to be out of action for four weeks after picking up a knee injury.

Huddersfield Town - whose full-back Paul Dixon claimed his first international cap for Scotland on Saturday - continue to be strongly linked with a loan move for ex-Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford.

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Former Town boss Stan Ternent has been named as the new head of recruitment at Hull City, who he briefly managed in the late eighties and early nineties.

Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson has revealed he will lodge an appeal this morning against the red cards picked up by skipper Michael Doyle and Ryan Flynn in Saturday’s 1-1 League One draw at Scunthorpe United.

Wilson is challenging referee Steve Rushton to overturn both decisions when video evidence is reviewed.

In League Two, Rotherham United boss Steve Evans is hoping for a reaction from his Millers charges on the training pitch today after making them watch a ‘video nasty’ of their weekend performance at Port Vale, when they imploded in a 6-2 defeat.

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The players were made to watch a review of the game yesterday.

Evans said: “I feel it was important to come in, sit down and watch the match again and try and dig holes out of it.

“We need to learn from what we see, get back out on that training ground on Monday, put it behind us and begin preparing for the next game on Saturday at home to Torquay.”

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