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Leeds United have signed Liam Bridcutt on loan from Sunderland.

Liam Bridcutt has signed for Leeds United on loan.

The 26-year-old midfielder has not featured at all for Sunderland this season and was surplus to requirements even under new manager Sam Allardyce.

He has joined Championship side Leeds, with Steve Evans seeing off interest from Cardiff City which was reported this week by the Sunderland Echo.

The midfielder signed from Brighton for Sunderland under former boss Gus Poyet, but found his opportunities at the club limited after the Uruguayan was sacked.

Bridcutt has played international football for Scotland and is a central midfielder. His signing crowds an already busy midfield at Leeds, who sit 16th in the Championship.

Despite his lack of first team football recently he could still go straight into the squad to face QPR this weekend, after playing 90 minutes in an under-21 fixture against Liverpool in midweek.

Leeds also simultaneously announced that Will Buckley will return to Sunderland, after a disappointing loan spell. Bridcutt will clearly be hoping to fare far better.

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