Whites make major moves

03 January 2007 08:02
Leeds United boss Dennis Wise has wasted little time in making his mark on the Elland Road squad by signing two defenders and allowing another to leave the club. Wise, who has seen the West Yorkshire club slip further into relegation trouble since his appointment in October, has made the loan move of Robbie Elliott into a permanent transfer from Sunderland. The Whites have also completed a similar move for Elliott's fellow defender Matt Heath from Coventry, while former captain Paul Butler has left the club after agreeing to a mutual termination of his contract. Elliott, 33, made his United debut in the New Year's Day victory over Coventry City and has signed a short-term deal until the end of the season. "A permanent move makes a difference to the club and the player," Elliott told the club's official website. "It's all or nothing, it's not a loan deal. I'm here for the long haul and it's going to be an enjoyable week coming in with the smiling faces."

Source: ESA