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Southend To Sign McLeod?

Southend United will have to wait until tomorrow morning before knowing whether they signed Kevin McLeod before the 5pm deadline or not.

It was thought that they had done the deal before the deadline for loan deals but the FA didn't receive faxed confirmation until a few seconds afterwards.

Make sure you check the site tomorrow to see whether he's joined them or not.

He was placed on the transfer list last week for a number of things. He was seen out clubbing on the same night as a match and in the end, Jackett didn't really show much interest in McLeod staying.

He said earlier in the week: ''I've spoken to Kevin McLeod's agent and to the player and told them both that from my point of view, the best thing would be for him to go now,''

A number of clubs showed an interest including Sheffield Wednesday, Chester and Doncaster but he joins one of our main promotion rivals, Southend.

His representative, Neil Sang said: 'It is an awesome measure of Kevin's abilities that he could attract such interest from a club top of League One,'

'To think a club like Southend pushing for The Championship, it just shows how highly regarded he is.

'But Kevin is leaving Swansea with a heavy heart. He loved the club and still does, and the fans have never been anything other than great with him.'


It's a shame to lose a player with the amount of ability he has but in end he simply wasn't putting in the required effort and commitment.

He made a superb start to the season, scoring 7 goals, including 3 in the 7-1 thrashing over Bristol City. But apart from the recent game against Huddersfield, we haven't seen a good performance from McLeod in months.

We play Southend on April 29th but at the moment I'm unsure as to whether the deal allows him to play against us in that game.

Was Jackett right to get rid of McLeod? Let us know in the forum, click the link below.




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 23 2006

Time: 6:50PM

Your Comments

NO Not yet Kevin hold fire tiger .
JACK_THE_LAD
u wot..u wot .. mcleods goin so soon. jackett should hve given him another chance and everyones entitled 2 mess up at sometime ini
s_w_a_n_s
no it aint lk ini, he aint plyd well in ages lk nd needz 2 go lk. SPEAK ENGLISH! You're not the only one s_w_a_n_s
KevinE
2ryt S_w_a_n_S :p .. every 1 makes mistakes ... e must b good if so many ppl r intrested in im lk ! ! ! ANOTHER CHANCE FOR MR SWIM AWAYY :D
swanzea_gal
i am speaking english.. i think you should catch up on your slang mate..( KevinE) c'mon jackett give him another chance
s_w_a_n_s
shut up s_w_a_n_s u dont know what your talking about because i dont know if you watch the swanz much but can u answer this question can u say the last time Mcloed played well? and he has already had another chance, in case you didnt know when jackett brought him to the squad in pre season that was his chance jackett give him a new start and he has blown it. be my guessed southend and buy this waste of space
mattyjones
y should s_w_a_n_S shut up they're only speakin THE TRUTH !!
swanzea_gal
lets face it we would all love 2 see mcleod play in a black or white(or red)shirt and wot if kj cant get him loaned out???5pm tomorrow thats not a long time to do a medical sort out paper work etc jackett mite see sense!
troika dog
oh and if southend do get a out of form drunk to control most of there left then it wont be that bad!!!
troika dog
lol thats true troika dog
mattyjones
well you're spelling is crap then s_w_a_n_s, it's annoying for other readers when they can't understand what you're saying. All I'm asking is that show that you can spell properly.
KevinE
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO THE TOP SIX HAVE NEXT??
troika dog
Please use the forum troikadog for messages/posts not related to the article, thanks.
KevinE
what a nightmare it would be if mcleod came dwn here wit southend and scored, ending our promotion dream :( thats what stories are made of
calvthom
 

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