O’Brien never wants to play for Leeds again

Andy O'Brien refused to play in Leeds dramatic comeback victory at Burnley leaving boss Simon Grayson to claim the player no longer has a future at Elland Road.

Andy O'Brien refused to play in Leeds dramatic comeback victory at Burnley leaving boss Simon Grayson to claim the player no longer has a future at Elland Road.

O'Brien has made just three Championship appearances this season and has been targeted by the Leeds boo-boys.

And on Friday the 32-year-old former Newcastle and Bolton man told Grayson he never wanted to appear for Leeds again.

"Andy O'Brien came to me on Friday and said that he no longer wanted to play for this football club," said Grayson after the 2-1 win at Turf Moor.

"It came as a shock on Friday but he won't play for this football club again as long as I am here.

"It came as a shock, especially after I have backed him publicly and privately over the last few weeks.

"As manager, I have the right in the early parts of the season to take players out of the team and bring others in.

"I have said that Andy had trained well and did enough to get back into the team against Leicester.

"He said he didn't want to play then but I said I needed him to and I thought he played well.

"I don't want to say too much about the circumstances just now but we will decide internally what happens now and make a statement next week."

 
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