The former Rotherham United star has joined Ipswich Town on loan from Fulham.
Leeds United were criticised by many of their fans at the end of January after they failed to bring in any big name loan signings before the end of the window.
The club are currently plodding toward mid-table obscurity and a couple more new faces might have inspired them up the table.
One player it seems they could have signed is Ben Pringle. The left-winger has today completed an emergency loan move from Fulham to promotion chasing Ipswich Town.
So would he have been a good signing?
Leeds currently have two real wingers at the club, Mustapha Carayol and Stuart Dallas. Jordan Botaka is also present but Steve Evans is clearly not a fan.
Pringle could have added some serious depth to the wide positions and he is also well known to the Leeds gaffer.
Evans was Pringle's manager at Rotherham United, although the relationship between the pair was not good at the end of his time at the New York Stadium.
Speaking to getwestlondon in July he admitted falling out with Evans after he tried to flog him to Millwall last January.
But that was over a year ago and Evans knows what the player is capable of on his day, and what he could have brought to Leeds.
It would have been worth a punt at least and Pringle, who has been left in the cold by Slavisa Jokanovic, would surely have considered a move to Leeds United and back to Yorkshire to get regular football.
No deal will be happening, but it appears like a missed opportunity for Leeds, Evans and Pringle.