By Andy Gregory
Leeds United today completed the double signing of defender Alan Tate and winger Jerome Thomas, after funds were released to Warnock from new owners GFH before the loan window slammed shut.
Tate has joined us from Swansea until the new year, after his chances at the club had been restricted this season. The defender has made over 300 appearances in ten years at Swansea City, captaining the Welsh side to promotion to the Premier League in 2011. He brings some much needed experience to our young defence and can play anywhere across the back four.
Warnock said, "He is a leader and I felt these last few weeks we`ve lacked leaders. It is great to have him."
Jerome Thomas has also joined until the new year from Premiership side West Brom, after making 94 appearances for the club, scoring 13 goals. He has also had previous spells at QPR, Charlton, and Portsmouth.
Neil Warnock was delighted to capture this signing:
"He's a player I've tried to sign five times so it's about time I finally got him," said the boss. "He is just what I'm looking for and I want him to come here and enjoy himself. "He's direct and positive when he's attacking and fits the bill as just what we want."
Both players are certainly welcome additions to our threadbare squad and are expected to make their debut's on Saturday against Crystal Palace. They both appear to be quality signings and it's a good signal of intent from the new owners. The future is certainly looking bright, all we need to do now is put a good run together, get some points on the board and look forward to what January will bring.