Leeds United midfielder Lee Bowyer has hit back at his club after being placed on the transfer list, claiming he has been "victimised".

The West Yorkshire side took the decision to place Bowyer, 24, on the transfer list after refusing to accept a fine of four weeks' wages for breaking the club's code of conduct.

Bowyer was found not guilty of affray and grievous bodily harm with intent in relation to an assault on Asian student Sarfraz Najeib but his club took today's step as he was under the influence of alcohol on the night of the attack.

Bowyer said: "The club appears to be victimising me and forcing me out having attempted to impose an unfair penalty by agreement."