That's it then, the Premiership here Leeds come! After signing a bunch of run of the mill Championship dross, Neil Warnock has at last made his marquee signing of the summer. He has chased Paddy Kenny for over a month now and, at last, he has caught him.
This represents a major statement of intent according to Warnock, who has hailed Kenny one of the best keepers in the country - behind the 20 currently playing in the Premiership, of course, and a number of their understudies. Despite rumours of an impending takeover, Warnock clearly does not anticipate shelling out any big money any time soon as he said of the ageing keeper, whose club finished fourth from bottom in the Prem last season, "I think he’s the most important signing I’ll make while I’m at Leeds United."
Warnock is fulsome in his praise of Kenny and says, "I rate him that highly, and I think the fans will see why". If the Leeds fans want to see how good Paddy is, I recommend checking out YouTube videos of the final game of the season at the Etihad when poor Paddy makes a howler, and the epic 3-2 QPR victory over Liverpool where Paddy looks as if he ducks to avoid a rasping shot on its way into his net! Or try the QPR v Everton Carling Cup game, lost after Paddy got into a bit of a Paddy!
However, there's no getting away from the fact that Paddy and Warnock have enjoyed two promotions together from the Championship so this is a successful combination. With Kenny on board, Warnock has now turned his attention to new targets. Word has it that Stotch, Marsh, Brovlofski and Valmer could soon be on their way. Exciting times!