Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Grayson set to launch Scottish raid

According to a report in The Sun Leeds United are weighing up a move for Dundee United left-back Barry Douglas.The 21-year-old only made the switch to Tannadice from Queen's Park a year ago.A product of the Queen's Park youth system, Barry made his first team debut for the Glasgow side in a 2-2 draw with Stranraer at the start of the 2008-09 season, and became a regular at left back as the season went on. He made 37 appearances, including the narrow defeat to Celtic at Parkhead in the Scottish Cup, and scored 2 goals in his first season in the Second Division.Although Queen's Park were relegated to the Third Division, Barry continued to improve, and scored an impressive 9 goals in his 39 games during the 2009-10 season, winning their player of the year award in the process.Barry had been the subject of interest from several clubs, both in the Championship in England and the SPL before he was signed for United on 20 June 2010.
He's quickly adapted to SPL football and his attacking instincts and work ethic have impressed Elland Road gaffer Simon Grayson.Douglas is under contract until 2013 meaning the Championship side would have to pay a fee but that's unlikely to be a problem for the Yorkshire giants.Douglas has made twenty eight appearances for Dundee United this season scoring two goals.Grayson has been a big fan of Scotland ace Robert Snodgrass during his time in charge at Leeds and he would hope that Douglas could become a similar success if he is able to persuade Dundee United to do a deal for him

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