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6th Jan, 2017 | 9:13am

Reliable journalist: This Leeds ace has an appearance clause in contract (not Jansson)

By Will Butcher

Rob Green could soon be handed a further 12-month contract extension at Leeds, according to a reliable journalist.

The 36-year-old’s current deal is set to expire in the summer, after joining the Yorkshire giants on a free transfer from Championship rivals QPR.

Posting on his personal Twitter account, Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay revealed that Green has a clause in his current deal that will see an automatic 12-month extension activate when he reaches a certain number of games.

The former England international has applied himself well for the Yorkshire giants this season, as manager Garry Monk continues to inspire his side’s rise to fifth in the Championship table.

Green, who has also played for West Ham and Norwich, has played a crucial part in Leeds’ form this season with nine clean sheets in 26 league and cup appearances.

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However, the stopper has made a number of high-profile mistakes in between the sticks with his most notable blunder coming against Newcastle during the 2-0 loss to Rafa Benitez’s side.

But former Swansea boss Monk has remained impressed with his summer signing, as Green continues to keep Italian shot stopper Marco Silvestri on the substitutes’ bench.

The 12-time international has conceded just 26 goals in the same amount of appearances this season, as he remains a pivotal part of Monk’s promotion chase and could now be in line to see his deal extended until the summer of 2018.

In other Leeds transfer news, this reported £15m Premier League deal could prove beneficial for Monk.