Leeds have rewarded goalkeeper Shane Higgs with an extended one-year contract.

Higgs, 32, joined United from Cheltenham in July and has kept six clean sheets in 13 first-team appearances.

He is currently out of the side with a thigh injury but took over from Casper Ankergren as the club’s first-choice keeper earlier in the season.

The new deal is designed to keep Higgs at Elland Road until the end of next season.

Leeds boss Simon Grayson said: “Shane did well in pre-season, got his opportunity and took it with some good performances.

“I am pleased with the competition between Shane and Casper. We have two good goalkeepers.”

Meanwhile, United’s former Bristol City striker Enoch Showunmi has rejected a loan move to Rotherham.

The Nigerian international, 27, has scored regularly for United’s reserves and is keen to battle for a first-team place at Elland Road.