Leeds United loan pair depart as Pugh signs permanent deal

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LEEDS United manager Simon Grayson has earmarked changes to his squad in this month’s transfer window and the revolving door has already set in motion.

Versatile Danny Pugh has turned his loan spell from Stoke City into a permanent deal today, becoming the Whites’ first permanent signing of what’s set to be a busy month at Elland Road.

The 29-year-old has penned a two-and-a-half year deal with the Whites for an undisclosed fee after making 17 appearances during his loan spell.

The completion of Pugh’s deal follows hot-on-the-heels of Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend signing on-loan until the end of the campaign.

Moving in the other direction are loan pair Alex McCarthy and Andrew Keogh, who’ve returned to parent clubs Reading and Wolverhampton Wanderers respectively.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Paul Rachubka has extended his loan stay at npower League One club Tranmere Rovers until the end of January and hot prospect Charlie Taylor has signed on-loan for Bradford City.

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