Date: 19th July 2009 at 6:44pm
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Watford outcast John Eustace – once dubbed a “warrior” when he was signed by former Hornets boss Aidy Boothroyd – is a target for Leeds United, according to Sky Sports.

Eustace, who with his big wages and aging legs looks to have an uncertain future at Vicarage Road, turned down the chance of regular League One footie in January when he snubbed a move to Brighton but a switch to Elland Road is a different kettle of fish altogether.

Sky reckon that Leeds boss Simon Grayson is “a big admirer or Eustace” and there`s plenty of positive comments coming in from the fans board who see the former Cov and Stoke skipper as a solid, reliable if unspectacular signing.

Watford have already drafted in a direct replacement for Eustace in the shape of ex-Aberdeen midfield general Scott Severin though Warrior John has featured during pre-season.

Reports suggest that Leeds “could step up their interest in Eustace” if (and that`s a big IF) Fabien Delph leaves for pastures new.

Blimey – an old battled bruised warhorse for a whipper snapper with bags of potential. Seems a good deal to us.