Leeds' Warnock planning half a dozen signings
Published 22:29 18/04/12 By Alan Nixon
Leeds boss Neil Warnock is ready to go on a major summer spending spree - with the blessing of chairman Ken Bates.
Warnock wants to sign half-a-dozen players, and claims under-fire Bates is backing him financially so he can bring them in as soon as possible.
The Elland Road chief, appointed in February following Simon Grayson's sacking and after the winter window had closed, is setting up a deal with Portsmouth's administrators to sign centre-half Jason Pearce when the season ends.
Moves for Leicester centre-half Sol Bamba and free-agent-to-be Derby midfielder Paul Green are also on the go.
A possible raid on previous employers QPR for keeper Paddy Kenny, who Warnock has previously signed for Bury and Sheffield United, is on the agenda, too.
Warnock said: “The chairman promised me he would try his hardest to get me the finance.
"Hopefully we can start straight away. The fans realise this is their best chance with me. We have got a great chance in the summer - I am really looking forward to it.
“I want to go everywhere knowing that we can beat anybody. I want to know that every time I go into the dressing room.”