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The 10 biggest loan deals from deadline day

Premier League clubs Liverpool, West Ham, Chelsea, Swansea, Fulham, Stoke, West Brom, Aston Villa and Manchester United allowed players to leave while the likes of Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers benefited from their gratitude.

Yesterday was the final day that clubs in the Football League could move for loan deals before January. So which ten signings caught the eye ahead of the 5pm deadline?

Alan Hutton – Aston Villa to Nottingham Forest

The Scotland international joins former Villa and Spurs team-mate Jermaine Jenas on loan at the City Ground in what has to be the biggest loan deal of the day. He is available until the 2nd January meaning he could feature in up to nine games.

Joshua King – Manchester United to Blackburn Rovers

While not a regular for United the 20-year-old is a constant presence in the senior Norway side. Henning Berg’s previous working relationship at Old Trafford and obvious compatriotism with the former Hull City loanee obviously played a part in this deal.

Jerome Thomas – West Bromwich Albion to Leeds United

Neil Warnock claims he has tried to sign the tricky winger on five previous occasions unsuccessfully so is obviously pleased to bring him in. He has not featured under Steve Clarke at The Hawthorns this term and is at Elland Road until January.

Mamady Sidibe – Stoke City to Sheffield Wednesday

Along with Manchester City full-back Jeremy Helan Wednesday have brought Stoke City’s injury stricken striker Mamady Sidibe to the club. The 32-year-old Mali international has not played a competitive match since August 2012 after a succession of Achilles tendon and knee injuries but it is hoped he will be fit to play Leicester on Saturday.

David Stockdale – Fulham to Hull City

Stockdale can now add Hull to Ipswich, Plymouth Argyle, Leicester City, Rotherham United, Wakefield-Emley and Worksop Town on the list of clubs he has played on loan for. Meanwhile The Tigers can add Stockdale's name to the list of goalkeepers to have temporary deals at The KC along with Vito Mannone, Peter Gulacsi and Ben Amos. Steve Bruce hopes to make either Stockdale or Amos’s move permanent in January.

Alan Tate – Swansea City to Leeds United

The second player to arrive at Leeds after the GFH takeover was finalised. Alan Tate has not played for Swansea since a defeat to Everton in September and the experienced defender is being brought in to help out a Leeds side who seem vulnerable to injury.

Danny Wilson – Liverpool to Bristol City

Another Scotland international trying to get his career back on track. The Liverpool defender cost £2 million in 2010 but has barely featured on Merseyside and struggled on loan at Blackpool. A move to Ashton Gate will hopefully give him more first team experience.

Patrick Bamford – Chelsea to MK Dons

Bought for £1.5million in January this year from Nottingham Forest this is the England under-19 internationals first loan deal and he will be hoping to catch the eye in League One.

Wes Thomas – Bournemouth to Blackpool

The striker impressed on a loan spell with Portsmouth earlier in the year scoring three goals in six appearances. Blackpool have given him the chance of impressing at Championship level.

Rob Hall – West Ham United to Birmingham City

The England under-19 forward has played at every level up to his current age at international level and not has a chance to score goals in the Championship with Lee Clark’s City.

What do you make of these loan deals?

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