Leeds complete Bannan loan deal

07 March 2011 03:45
Leeds United have brought in Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan on loan until the end of the season.The 21-year-old Scotland international arrives at Elland Road after making 19 appearances for Villa in all competitions this season. [LNB]He also has experience of promotion to the Premier League after playing on loan at Blackpool last season. [LNB]"He's lively and can pass the ball," United assistant manager Glynn Snodin told BBC Radio Leeds. [LNB]"We needed to get a midfield player in, in case anything happens to the other three that have been playing in there.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "He's had a few games at Aston Villa and at Scotland, but he wants the ball, wants to play, has legs and has energy and he loves the game as well." [LNB]Bannan goes straight into the squad for Leeds' trip to Preston on Tuesday. [LNB]Villa will retain a recall clause on their player which can be used after 28 days.

Source: BBC_Sport