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Wootton and Mowatt Sitting Out Preseason

The Leeds United squad would make its way to Italy for playing the pre season games without two of the prominent players i.e. Scott Wootton and Alex Mowatt. The manager of the team, David Hockaday, made that announcement yesterday.

The Whites are supposed to play a couple of matches in Italy.

Talking to the reporters a day before taking the flight to Italy, Hockaday said, “Almost, the entire squad is going to go except the two blokes who have minor fitness issues. I expect them to be alright in a few days’ time.”

“There is no point rushing injured players especially when they are vital parts of your team.”

Wootton had not made too many appearances for Leeds in the last season. He had played just 11 games. Mowatt, on the other hand, had featured 31 times scoring 1 goal.

Both these players had been signed by the club last summer only.

Meanwhile, there is still uncertainty over the future of the Leeds skipper Ross McCormack.

There has been no official statement made by the Leeds officials yet on the rumours that the Scotland international has requested for transfer.

A couple of clubs which suffered relegation from the English top tier last season are believed to be interested to have the services of McCormack. Fulham was even reported to have placed a bid to Leeds, but, that got rejected.

McCormack was actually not seen in the training camp of the Whites a few days ago and thereafter, the rumours began getting spread.

The 27-year old winger has spent 4 years at Eland Road playing close to 140 Championship games. He has more than 50 goals under his belt for Leeds.

Hockaday would surely not want to lose a wily, old customer like him this summer.