Leeds goalkeeper Paddy Kenny's agents speak out over absence from squad
Paddy Kenny's agents have cleared up confusion over the goalkeeper's continuing absence from recent Leeds squads.
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo
Last Updated: 25/04/14 2:33pm
Kenny, who was an ever-present in the Leeds side until the loan signing of Jack Butland, has not been involved in Brian McDermott's squad since the start of February with Alex Cairns brought in as cover for Butland.
The 35-year-old is thought to be considering his future at Elland Road after finding himself frozen out of the first-team picture by McDermott.
Kenny played through the pain barrier for over a month with an ankle injury he picked up against Nottingham Forest on December 29, but has now found himself out of favour despite returning to fitness.
The player's agents, First E11even Sport Management, insist Kenny is fit for selection and is battling to regain his place in the side.
A statement issued on Kenny's behalf by First E11even Sport Management read: "As Paddy's management company, we thought it timely to issue an update on our client in response to a number of enquiries we have received from the media and Leeds United supporters.
"Having fully recovered from an injury that he played with for several games until cover came in, Paddy has been training hard over the last few weeks to ensure he's doing all he can to reclaim his position as first-choice goalkeeper at Leeds.
"Paddy has really enjoyed his time at the club, especially the relationship with the supporters.
"Having 75 first-team appearances and with another year left on his contract, he's hoping he'll have the chance to add to that total in the future."