On January 4, 2008 Neil signed for Leeds United on an emergency loan. He made his debut in the 3 - 0 win over Northampton Town, putting in an impressive performance to get the man of the match award.
Kilkenny then signed a three-and-a-half year permanent contract with Leeds on January 7, 2008 for a fee of £150,000.
He scored his first goal for the club in the 2-0 win against AFC Bournemouth, in March 2008.
Despite being born in Enfield Neil was brought up in Brisbane and chose to play for Australia. He is a present member of the U-23 team which has qualified for the Beijing Olympics. This may bring him into conflict with the club over the 2008-09 season.
This page last updated: 11 June 2008