Howson blow for Leeds

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Jonny Howson

Leeds skipper Jonny Howson is expected to be sidelined for up to three months, it has emerged.

The 23-year-old midfielder damaged his knee during the recent home win over Millwall and while he does not require surgery his absence from Simon Grayson's promotion chasers will be long term.

Chairman Ken Bates told Yorkshire Radio: "We don't know the extent of Jonny's length of treatment but he is going to be two to three months."

Grayson could be forced to bring in a replacement during the January transfer window, with speculation mounting Blackburn midfielder Keith Andrews, currently on loan at Ipswich, is at the top of his list of targets.

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