Grayson cools Mac row

Whites boss stands by decision to not sign winger

McSheffrey: Wants to prove point

Leeds manager Simon Grayson has shrugged off comments from Gary McSheffrey that he wants to prove the Whites boss wrong on Saturday.

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Coventry winger McSheffrey spent a period on loan at Elland Road last season during the club's promotion campaign, but after a series of unspectacular performances was not offered a permanent deal in the summer.

The 28-year-old played 11 times for Leeds, scoring one fortunate attempt, but has been back on form for the Sky Blues this term - netting four times in 10 Championship appearances.

Leeds travel to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday and McSheffrey admits he wants to prove a point, but Grayson remains unconcerned.

"Gary's obviously moved on. We were excited when we signed him last season and it was an opportunity for him to get his career back on track," he told Leeds' official website.

"He played his part in us getting promotion and when summer came around we felt there were other avenues for us to go down.

"He went back to Coventry from Birmingham and he's looking like he's found his home from home, and he's done well there.

"I have to make decisions which I think are right."

Doyle decision

Michael Doyle is another man who could feature for Coventry at the weekend, having spent the entire campaign in West Yorkshire last season.

McSheffrey also commented that midfield battler Doyle should have been a transfer target, and Grayson admits that perhaps the Irishman was unlucky.

"Doyler was a big, big part of our success," he added.

"Maybe he was unfortunate that we didn't try and make it permanent in the summer.

"He turned in a lot of big performances last season and people might not realise how important he was to us.

"I wish both players all the best for the future - but only after Saturday."