Ouch. Literally. The Welsh Goal Machine that is Steve Morison faces surgery on an abdominal injury which, depending on the recuperation time, could see him sent back to Leeds and back on to the wage bill.
With the Reverend McDermott already under pressure to reduce that wage bill, this is the last thing Leeds need. Even when fully fit, Morison isn't wanted, so imagine the chagrin at the thought of paying him wages inflated by a stint in the Prem, whilst he lies on the treatment table cuddling a stuffed sheep.
Nice Guy Brian is still keen to sign one more player - a wide man it seems rather than an out and out striker - and is desperate to free up some wages by offloading unwanted players. The trouble is, Old Big Gob Warnock offered a comfortable resting place to a whole host of washed up journeymen, and nobody else seems keen to give them an alternative home.
After the excellent win at Ipswich and an impressive start to the season, the last thing McDermott wants is pressure to part with a first pick player to ease the financial pressures at the club. Miserablebrough are still hovering!