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He joined Leeds United on a permanent basis this morning.

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Leeds United's latest recruit Liam Briductt has told the club's official website how the Whites supporters played a big role in his decision to re-join the club.

The 27-year-old left Sunderland to join Leeds on a two-year deal this morning in what had swiftly become something of a transfer saga.

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Bridcutt impressed for United during a loan spell in the second half of last season under former manager Steve Evans.

And the tough tackling midfielder claims that the way he was treated by Leeds fans during that five-month period was a big factor in his return to Yorkshire.

“The fans were also a key aspect of me signing here again." he told the club's official site.

"They were brilliant with me last year – I felt like I connected with Leeds as soon as I came here and it was a team I wanted to play for.

“Every time I run out for Leeds I’ll give 110% and I’ll aim to get better each week. I just can’t wait to get back out onto the pitch."

Bolton Wanderers' Liam Trotter in action with Leeds United's Liam Bridcutt

The news of Bridcutt's re-signing will be music to the ears of many Leeds fans after a trying start to the Championship season.

Garry Monk's side have shipped five goals from two games so far - seven in all competitions - and there is a sense that a reliable defensive midfielder could help the Whites in that regard.

They host Fulham tonight hunting a first victory of the season, but Bridcutt will not be eligible. He may, however, make his second Leeds debut in Saturday's tricky visit to Sheffield Wednesday, though it remains to be seen how fit he is.

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