Woody and Smith may return to Leeds

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Leeds manager Simon Grayson is considering bringing Jonathan Woodgate and Alan Smith back to the club.

The duo have been released by Tottenham and Newcastle respectively and have been linked with a possible return to Elland Road, where they began their careers.

"I have had conversations, though not necessarily with the players themselves," Grayson told the Yorkshire Post. "If anything, it has more been agents ringing me, or people claiming to represent them. There are plenty asking the question and we have to consider it because when good players become available you have to be interested."

He added: "But you have to look at the other side too - finances, injuries and things like that. Like any signing, you have to make sure all the ingredients are right.

"Jonathan has not played too much football and Alan missed quite a bit of last season. If you had a fit Jonathan Woodgate and a fit Alan Smith then you would have a host of clubs queueing up for them in the Premier League.

"The one thing we have got going for us is that they know the club and our ambition. That could help us if we go down that line but there as a long way to go before we even start considering it."

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