Whites snap up McCartney

23 September 2010 12:00
Leeds have completed the signing of Northern Ireland defender George McCartney on a one-month loan from Sunderland. The 29-year-old left-back will go straight into Simon Grayson's squad for Saturday's derby clash with Sheffield United at Elland Road. Grayson said: "We're delighted to welcome George. He has good experience, he strengthens the squad and gives us increased competition for places." McCartney sustained knee ligament damage in Portugal in the summer and has yet to appear this season for Sunderland, whom he made 25 appearances in the top flight for during the last campaign. He signed for the Black Cats from West Ham in September 2008 in a £4.5million deal and will now be vying with summer signing Fede Bessone and teenager Aidy White for a starting place at left-back for Leeds.

Source: PA