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Tate joins Leeds on loan


14:58 22nd November 2012

. . . defender links up with Championship club

Swansea City defender Alan Tate has joined Championship club Leeds United on loan until January 1, subject to international clearance.
The temporary move was completed before today’s 5pm loan deadline for Football League clubs, and Tate will be available for Leeds’ home fixture with Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The 30-year-old has made four appearances under Michael Laudrup this season, three of them coming in the Premier League.
Tate joins a Leeds side that is currently 18th in the Championship, with Neil Warnock’s side seven points off the bottom three but eight points adrift of the play-off spots.
The former Manchester United trainee spent two stints on loan with the Swans before joining on a free transfer in February 2004, and has gone on to make more than 250 league appearances for the club.
"He is a lad who I've always enjoyed playing against," said Leeds boss Neil Warnock. "He is a leader and I felt these last few weeks we've lacked leaders. It's great to have him in.
"We're short on bodies in there, so he'll play on Saturday.
"He's got a great attitude - it's a super club for him."

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