Gregan snubs reserves – and leaves

EXCLUSIVE by Phil Hay Leeds United defender Sean Gregan was today set to terminate his contract with the Elland Road club.

The 32-year-old is understood to have reached agreement over the remainder of his three-year deal, which expires at the end of this season.

Gregan was told in October that he had no future at Leeds under Dennis Wise, and he recently completed a loan deal with League One club Oldham, who have now offered him a permanent contract at Boundary Park.

Now Gregan can continue his career elsewhere, and the centre-back is not expected to be short of offers while the transfer window remains open.

But he was criticised by Wise yesterday after failing to return to training at Thorp Arch after the conclusion of his loan in Lancashire.

Gregan was due to link up with his Elland Road team-mates on Tuesday morning, but he stayed away despite being selected for a behind-closed-doors reserve match.

Wise said: "He failed to turn up for a reserve game. I'm not happy. It's not the right way to act."

Former Leeds captain Paul Butler, meanwhile, has joined MK Dons until the end of the season.