LEEDS UNITED and Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday have made double raids ahead of the closure of the emergency loan window to bolster their squads.
United boss Neil Warnock, given the green light by new owners GFH Capital to bring in new recruits, has wasted no time to do some business, bringing in veteran Swansea City centre-half Alan Tate and West Brom winger Jerome Thomas - with the pair signing on loan until January.
Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday Dave Jones has boosted his ranks with the dual signings of Stoke City forward Mamady Sibide and young Manchester City left-back Jeremy Helan for a month.
Hull City were the first to flex their muscles on deadline day, bringing in Fulham’s England international keeper David Stockdale.
The Leeds-born stopper has joined until January 2.
League Two outfit Rotherham United, beset by injuries, have augmented their squad by signing young defenders Liam Ridehalgh, from Huddersfield Town and Blackburn Rovers’ teen centre-half Jack Connell.
But the Millers have missed out on a move for Bournemouth’s Wes Thomas.
Midfielder Lee Frecklington has had his loan spell at the New York Stadium extended until January 2.