Arsenal youngster Watt in line to face Norwich City

PUBLISHED: 22:34 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:10 10 September 2010

Leeds could be ready to unleash promising Arsenal youngster Sanchez Watt on the Canaries in Saturday's eagerly awaited top-of-the-table clash at Carrow Road.

Leeds could be ready to unleash promising Arsenal youngster Sanchez Watt on the Canaries in Saturday's eagerly awaited top-of-the-table clash at Carrow Road.

Under-pressure Leeds boss SimonGrayson has signed the 18-year-old midfielder on loan until the end of the season.

He will go straight into the squad for the Norwich game - and could be thrown in at the deep end as the visitors attempt to revive their flagging promotion bid.

Watt, an England Under-19 international, made his first team debut for the Gunners in the Carling Cup against West Brom earlier this season, rounding off a fine performance with a goal in the 2-0 victory. He featured in two more Carling Cup ties - against Liverpool and Manchester City - and was also an unused in Arsenal's Champions League win against Liege.

No stranger to League One, Watt featured four times for Southend during a loan spell in February, missing the Shrimpers' 2-1 defeat at Carrow Road due to injury.

“Sanchez is a good, young prospect who Arsenal think highly of,” said Grayson. “He can play either wide left or as a striker and he brings extra competition for places at an important stage of the seeason.”

Meanwhile another Leeds new boy Neill Collins says he is relishing the chance of helping them win promotion - starting this weekend.

Collins has moved to Elland Road on loan from Preston - who have striker Stephen Elliott on a similar deal at Norwich - with Leeds boss Simon Grayson moving quickly after Patrick Kisnorbo was ruled out for the rest of the season with an Achilles injury suffered in Monday's home defeat by Millwall. Collins has promotions with Sunderland and Wolves under his belt, and is hoping his experience can settle the ship during what is proving to be a tense time for the one-time leaders.

“The experience should be a huge help,” he said. “Obviously playing for Leeds brings pressure anyway, but I'd like to think I will thrive on it.

“Last year we hit a blip at Wolves, but that doesn't mean your season is in crisis. The lads at Leeds have done fantastic to get here and be here, and now it's a case of finishing it off.

“It shows you how well they played in the first half of the season. It's one of those things at the moment. There's nine games left and it's a great position to be in. It's a time for steady hands from everyone.”

Collins, who has found his opportunities restricted at Preston under new boss Darren Ferguson, got a call from Leeds on Tuesday, prompting a swift change of plan.

“I was on my way to meeting the point for Preston's game at Middlesbrough,” he said.

“I then got a call saying not travel because I could be going to Leeds. It all happened very quickly.

“I was delighted when I heard of Leeds' interest. I was very keen to get there - everyone who comes says it's a huge club -- and I want to help win promotion.

“The last few months have not been ideal. Things had been going well for me, I was playing every week, but the new manager came in and he has own ideas. Everyone wants to play football, but to come to such a club at such an important time makes it all the better.

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