Grayson eyes fresh faces

Whites boss looking to seal deals before Saints

Grayson: Hopes to have up to two fresh faces in squad in time for Saints clash

Leeds United manager Simon Grayson hopes to have two fresh faces in his squad prior to their season opener against Southampton.

The Whites are close to landing Celtic's Darren O'Dea on loan with Grayson earlier confirming a deal had been 'agreed in principle'.

Grayson is not getting too excited about the potential deal until the player has put pen-to-paper, although he remains hopeful.

The Elland Road boss has hinted there could be a second signing, but he is holding fire before divulging any details.

Grayson is happy with the look and shape of his squad, insisting that keeping the likes of Robert Snodgrass and Max Gradel this summer was crucial.

Horizon

"We're in a good position," he told Sky Sports News.

"There's one or two new signings on the horizon which are going to make us better and stronger.

"I've said all along that keeping our best players was our biggest intention, by keeping Snodgrass and Gradel.

"That's been the most important thing for me that we've been able to do. I'm obviously delighted with the acquisitions as well.

"There didn't need major work on the team that finished the season last year. We'll definitely have one (by the weekend).

"We're close to doing a deal at this moment in time, it just needs to be signed, sealed and delivered.

"Hopefully there may be another one, but we'll have to wait and see on that one."