Sullivan extends deal

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Leeds United goalkeeper Neil Sullivan has signed a contract extension with the Championship club.

The Scotland international, who arrived at Elland Road on a free transfer from Chelsea last summer, penned a deal that keeps him with The Whites until June 2007.

The former Wimbledon and Tottenham Hotspur custodian was in the final year of his contract with the West Yorkshire club before opting to add another year to his deal.

The 35-year-old follows skipper Paul Butler and defender Frazer Richardson in pledging his future to Kevin Blackwell's side.

"I am delighted Neil is prepared to commit his future to the club," Blackwell told the club's official website.

"He can see the club is moving in the right direction now and he wants to be part of the future here, so it is more good news for us.

"To take the club where we want to go, we need to be able to sign reliable, good players and Neil Sullivan is certainly one of those."

Another player that remains firmly in Blackwell's plans is striker Robbie Blake, with Leeds thought to have rejected a £1.2 million bid from Premiership side Wigan Athletic for the goalscorer.

The former Darlington, Bradford City and Burnley hit-man only moved to Elland Road in the summer after an unsuccessful spell with Birmingham City.

Wigan's desire to find a striking replacement for West Bromwich Albion-bound Nathan Ellington saw Latics boss Paul Jewell table an offer for the 29-year-old.

In the end, Wigan were able to agree a deal with Leicester City for David Connolly before the close of the summer transfer window.