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Swiss defender Gaetano Berardi
Swiss defender Gaetano Berardi
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Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi has agreed a two-year extension to his contract at Elland Road.

The Swiss right-back, whose previous deal was set to expire next summer, has committed himself to Leeds until 2018 on the back of a strong start to the Championship season.

Berardi – signed by Leeds from Sampdoria in 2014 – has played regularly under head coach Uwe Rosler having stepped in and out of Leeds’ line-up during his first season with the club.

Rosler chose to rest him in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over MK Dons, saying he “wanted to refresh” Berardi after a tough week.

Berardi said: “I’m very happy here. The city and everything is very good. We are a team this season after many changes last season.”

Sheffield Wednesday’s Caolan Lavery could be in line for a loan move to Oldham Athletic. Latics are keen to make changes to their team, following the appointment of David Dunn as interim manager, and are thought to have identified Lavery as a player who could bolster their attacking threat. The 22-year-old has found his chances limited at Hillsborough, and Latics are hopeful that the promise of regular first-team action may convince him to move on a temporary basis. Lavery spent a part of last season out on loan at Chesterfield, where he scored three times in eight appearances.

Hull City booked their place in the last 16 of the Capital One Cup with a 1-0 win over Swansea City as Jake Livermore made an emotional return to action at the KC Stadium.

David Meyler’s 41st-minute finish was the sucker punch to upset Premier League opposition.

But the night belonged to Livermore on his first appearance since failing a drugs test at the end of last season. The 25-year-old was spared a suspension by the FA earlier this month after it was ruled his behaviour had been affected by grief in the wake of losing his newborn son. Livermore only returned to full training last week.

“It was a big night for Jake, for obvious reasons,” said Hull boss Steve Bruce. “He’s been through a tough time and it’s now just important to get his career back on track.”