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Newsbites - 5th November 2011

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News Bites - 5th November 2011

Alex McCarthy has joined Leeds United on loan for a month in order to solve their goalkeeping crisis (Yorkshire Evening Post) - manager Simon Grayson was grateful to Brian for letting McCarthy out to a divisional rival.

Alex Pearce has said he would accept a call-up from Giovanni Trappatoni, should the Republic of Ireland boss include him in the full squad (Sky Sports).

A few interviews with Brian McDermott over the last few days - the OS has Brian wanting us to convert draws into wins, whilst GetReading reports that McDermott wants to see a revival in the form of striker Mathieu Manset. And BBC Sport focuses on the need for creativity within the squad.

Jay Tabb spoke to TalkSport recently, telling them that we have a gifted squad but must improve results in order to compete and show our true potential.

Youngster Michael Hector has joined Barnet on a one-month loan (BBC Sport).

Michail Antonio, meanwhile, is returning to the Royals after netting 4 goals in 14 appearances at Colchester United (VitalFootball).