Leeds sign striker Sharp from Southampton

Billy Sharp will be looking to get more regular action at Leeds. Photo: PA

Championship side Leeds United have completed the signing of striker Billy Sharp from Southampton, the club have confirmed.

Sharp has joined for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-year deal with the Yorkshire side.

The former Doncaster and Sheffield United forward struggled to make an impact at St Mary's, instead spending time out on loan at a variety of clubs, including Nottingham Forest.

He is expected to straight into Dave Hockaday's squad for their weekend fixture with Middlesbrough.