Former Park Avenue keeper Paddy Kenny has stated his desire to remain at Leeds United amid speculation about his future.

Kenny has found himself on the fringes at Elland Road following the signing on loan of Jack Butland from Stoke.

The England international was brought in during February to cover for Kenny, who had been struggling with an ankle injury.

Despite having since recovered, the former Sheffield United and QPR keeper has not been included on the bench, with Leeds boss Brian McDermott prefering to use Alex Cairns.

Kenny has been rumoured to have been considering his future but, with 12 months of his contract still to run, his agents First E11even Sports Management released a statement claiming the No 1 wanted to remain at Leeds.

It read: “Having fully recovered from an injury that he played with for several games until cover came in, Paddy has been training hard over the last few weeks to ensure he’s doing all he can to reclaim his position as first-choice goalkeeper at Leeds.

“Paddy has really enjoyed his time at the club, especially the relationship with the supporters. Having 75 first-team appearances and with another year left on his contract, he’s hoping he’ll have the chance to add to that total in the future.”

Leeds head to struggling Birmingham City on Saturday hoping to bounce back from their Easter Monday defeat at home to Nottingham Forest.

While United are safe, their opponents are fighting for their lives and are only out of the drop zone on goal difference.