Report: Leeds miss deadline for Liam Bridcutt, deal expected before Saturday

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Liam Bridcutt's deal with Leeds hasn't been completed in time for him to face Cardiff City tonight.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United have missed the registration deadline for Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt, meaning he won't play against Cardiff City tonight.

The Whites have had a busy two weeks, having sacked manager Uwe Rosler, hired his replacement Steve Evans, and owner Massimo Cellino appears to be heading towards the exit too.

The turbulence at Elland Road has transmitted on to the field, with Thursday's 2-0 home defeat to Blackburn meaning that Leeds are without a home win since the beginning of March.

They are once again looking to end that run as they take on Cardiff City at Elland Road tonight, but manager Evans has been looking for additions in the loan market to help his struggling squad.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report that whilst Leeds and Sunderland have agreed a deal for midfielder Liam Bridcutt, the deal wasn't completed by midday today, meaning that he can't play against Cardiff City tonight.

However, it is stated that Bridcutt is expected to become a Leeds player before the game against Huddersfield Town this weekend, giving Evans a much needed boost.

Bridcutt, 26, has struggled for first-team football with Sunderland, and a move back down to the Championship seems like a sensible move for a player who has proven himself in the second tier before with Brighton and Hove Albion.

Given the competition for places with Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt, Luke Murphy and Tom Adeyemi, Leeds fans may not feel that they need to bring in another midfielder, but Bridcutt will offer protection for the back four with strong tackling and accurate passing, with Evans seemingly looking for Championship experience.

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