Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Leeds United man Mike Grella has joined fellow American Frank Simek on the Carlisle United roster as part of a brief loan spell that will keep the striker at the League One club until mid-November.

Grella had seen action in just one league match this season at Elland Road for the Championship club and had expressed his desire for a loan to another team.

Loan agreements with various League Two clubs had previously fallen through when Grella did not sign off on the arrangement.

The former Duke University standout will now have just 30 days to showcase his skills at Carlisle and help the Cumbrians continue to stay towards the top of the League One standings.

"The loan spell is for one month," confirmed Carlisle United media spokesman Andy Hall to YA earlier today.

Grella has appeared in 31 matches in all competitions for Leeds in nearly two years and has scored one goal.
Wednesday October 13, 2010 6:11 pm
You're right Ed, I'm a Leeds fan and I've been following Grella as much as I can from USA. Leeds really like his play, but being so young, it's been tough to break into the squad. When he does play the reports have been impressive, I was actually hoping he would go out on loan for a bit because I want to see him in the Leeds squad as well as the US Mens National team, the one thing he can do is SCORE, unlike the strikers we have now!
Ed C.
Wednesday October 13, 2010 4:41 am
from waht i've read, the team rate him highly so hopefully he can knock a few in for carlisle and get some games for leeds. worst case scenario would be him sitting on their bench for a month.

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