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Swansea City defender Alan Tate joins Leeds on loan

Alan Tate last played for Swansea City during their 3-0 defeat at home to Everton in September Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Swansea City defender Alan Tate has joined Leeds United on loan until January. The 30 year-old last played for the Swans during their defeat at home to Everton in September. Tate, who has played 325 games for the club since joining in 2002, will go straight into the Leeds side to face Crystal Palace on Saturday United boss Neil Warnock told the clubs official web site.

He is a lad who I've always enjoyed playing against.

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, Jason is suspended, so he'll play on Saturday.

He's got a great attitude, it's a super club for him.

– NEIL WARNOCK, LEEDS UNITED MANAGER