Every signing from Leeds United's budget promotion plot as Whites sign 17 players in £500k season

In May 2010, Leeds United put an end to their time in the doldrums of League One.

After the previous season had brought about the lowest moment in the club’s recent history, an FA Cup exit at the hands of non-league Histon, Simon Grayson began rebuild the team where he had spent his youth as a player.

The former Blackpool manager set about masterminding the Whites’ League One exit in the summer of 2009, adding a number of players to his squad who would go on to play a crucial role in United’s promotion to the Championship.

His side made a blistering start to the 2009/2010 campaign, and after winning all six of their opening matches, United remained unbeaten in the league until the end of October.

After looking like they’d run away with the title, the Whites’ form slipped after Christmas, setting up a very tight end to the race for promotion.

As United sealed their spot in the Championship with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Bristol Rovers on the final day, no less than six of the players who featured had been brought in that season.

Here, we take a look at every player who arrived at Elland Road throughout the historic 2009/2010 campaign: