10 Players Who Probably Regret Joining Leeds United

When Elland Road becomes Deadend Road.

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Despite spending over a decade outside of the Premier League, Leeds United are still considered one of the biggest clubs in English football and most players would relish the opportunity to represent them at some point in their career.

However, while playing for the Yorkshire giants looks an attractive proposition on paper and anyone would be hard pushed to reject a transfer to Elland Road should the club show serious interest, it does not always work out for players who decide to make the switch.

Given the club's frequent changes in manager or ownership and the varying levels at which they have played their football, it is easy to see why players have been left regretting their decision to wear the famous white shirt but in some cases, some signings have just failed to live up to the hype and have paid the price for the rest of their career...

10. Paul Green

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Paul Green's four years at Derby County were spent competing for mid-table positions in the Championship table so it is difficult to dispute his decision to depart the Rams for Leeds United.

However, at a time when he was looking to make the next logical step to advance his career on both the domestic and international scene, his time at Leeds United was relatively short-lived and he has spent the past two years at Rotherham United.

The Republic of Ireland international would have had hopes of contributing to a playoff bid but as the team only mustered 13th position in his first campaign, Green found himself failing to replicate the form he had previously shown in the East Midlands.

He scored four goals in his first 14 games for the Lilywhites but he would not find the net again throughout the following year. Although he has never been prolific, this was one of the main reasons why he was farmed out on loaned to Ipswich Town and his last appearance for Leeds came on October 5 - nine months before he finally left Elland Road.

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