Sunderland-owned Liam Bridcutt discusses his future

Liam Bridcutt wants to extend his loan spell at Leeds United from Sunderland.

Sunderland-owned Liam Bridcutt has told BBC Radio Leeds that he wants to remain at Leeds United for the rest of the season.

The 26-year-old defensive midfielder joined Championship outfit Leeds on loan from Premier League side Sunderland in November.

The Scotland international’s stint at the West Yorkshire outfit has now officially come to an end, but he wants to remain at Elland Road until the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

However, the former Brighton & Hove Albion star has admitted that he could be tempted to move elsewhere if a suitable offer comes in.

"Today officially is my last game," Bridcutt told BBC Radio Leeds. "We are in the middle of sorting it out now. I am hoping to extend it until the end of the season. I want to extend it. Leeds want me here. It’s just waiting on Sunderland."

When asked what would happen if another club want to sign him in January, Bridcutt said: “When you are playing, you are always open to options. For me, it has got to be the right one, though.”

Bridcutt has proven to be a good signing for Leeds and has established himself as a key figure in Steve Evans's side.

In eight Championship appearances for the Whites, the former Chelsea prospect has created four chances, has a pass accuracy 82%, and has won nine headers, four dribbles and 14 tackles.

Leeds are 13th in the Championship table at the moment with 32 points from 25 matches, nine points behind sixth-placed Ipswich Town.

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