Barry Bannan joins Leeds on loan

07 March 2011 03:18
[LNB]Leeds have completed the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan on loan until the end of the season.[LNB]The 21-year-old Scotland international will go straight into Simon Grayson's squad for Tuesday night's league clash at Preston.[LNB]Grayson said: 'Barry's a player we've been tracking for a while. Circumstances have now changed where Villa are in a position to let him join us and I'd like to thank them for agreeing to the move.[LNB] Making his move: Barry Bannan in FA Cup action for Villa against Manchester City last week[LNB]'He's had the opportunity to go to nearly every other team in the Championship so for him to come here makes it all the more pleasing.[LNB]'He's used to this division and he played a major part in Blackpool's run to get promoted last season, so he has experience and he fits the bill perfectly for us.'[LNB]Bannan played alongside Leeds winger Robert Snodgrass for Scotland against Northern Ireland last month.[LNB] Bannan: I'm good enough to play for Villa so don't send me out on loanTen points should steer Villa to safety, says under-fire boss Houllier[LNB] [LNB]  Explore more:People: Simon Grayson Places: Leeds, Scotland, Northern Ireland

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