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Skysports.com understands that Leeds United will offer fresh terms to out-of-contract midfielder Neil Kilkenny.

The Australia international, who joined from Birmingham City in 2008 after impressing while on loan at Oldham, has been a regular this season.

The 25-year-old has featured in 37 Championship games this term, helping Leeds comfortably retain their second-tier status on the back of promotion.

With the season now concluded Leeds are hoping to secure Kilkenny on fresh terms and fend off clubs who are interested in landing his signature for free.

On Monday, Leeds confirmed Kilkenny was a player they were looking to retain next term and would 'remain in dialogue' with his representative.

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Leeds came within a whisker of reaching the Championship play-offs at the first time of asking, but an untimely slump curtailed their hopes.

Manager Simon Grayson is looking to strengthen his squad in the summer to bolster their hopes and feels adding more experience is the way to go.

Asked what Leeds required next season, Grayson replied: "Probably a bit more experience. There have been times when we have shot ourselves in the foot.

"When we were 4-1 up against Preston at home and then lost 6-4. We also lost at Barnsley when we were sitting comfortably, but we have the nucleus of a good squad.

"We have players who are hungry and who work hard for each other and they want to get better. I know what we need to get and hopefully we will manage to achieve that."