Date:Thursday November 22 2012
Leeds United boss Neil Warnock feels he has signed a leader after bringing in defender Alan Tate on loan from Swansea City.
The former Swansea captain has joined Leeds until January, he can play anywhere across the back four and he has also played in midfield during his time at Swansea.
Tate captained the side to promotion to the Premier League in 2011 and Warnock says it is good to have a player coming to the club who can lead the side. Speaking on the Leeds United official website, Warnock said, "He is a leader and I felt these last few weeks we`ve lacked leaders. It is great to have him."
Tate has made over 300 appearances in ten years at Swansea City, helping the Welsh side to promotion to the Premier League having joined them when they were in League Two.
He initially joined them when they were facing a fight against relegation to the Blue Square Conference, when a final day win over Hull City maintained their place in the league.
After avoiding relegation to the non-league, Tate helped Swansea finish third in League Two in the 2004/05 season to win promotion to League One.
The following season, he helped them reach the League One play off final against Barnsley but it was his penalty miss that saw them lose out on penalties. The same season he helped them lift the Football League Trophy with a 2-1 win over Carlisle United.
He made 53 appearances for Swansea in the season and he was named the clubs player of the season.
After narrowly missing out on the play-offs the following season, Swansea went up as champions from League One in 2008.
Swansea just missed out on the play-offs in their first two seasons in the championship before winning the play-off final 4-2 against Reading at Wembley to book their place in the Premier League .
Tate made 48 appearances as he captained the side to promotion.
He started their first season in the Premier League in the side before a freak golfing accident saw him ruled out for six months.
Tate suffered a broken leg after his leg was trapped against a tree by a golf buggy.
He did not return to the side until March and he made just six appearances during the season.
This season he has made just four appearances under their new boss Michael Laudrup and he hasn`t played since starting against Everton on September 22nd.
Tate will go straight into the Leeds squad for their game with Crystal Palace this weekend but he is ineligible for the Capital One League Cup tie with Chelsea next month having already played in the competition this season.
Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club
The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.
The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.
Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Leeds .
Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!
Vital Leeds on:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!
Date:Thursday November 22 2012
LUFC On This Day - September 30th (Tuesday September 30 2014)
Douglas - Redfearn unlucky not to get Leeds job (Monday September 29 2014)
LUFC Will Leeds bounce back against Reading? (Monday September 29 2014)
LUFC Harrington In Charge of Royals Clash (Monday September 29 2014)
LUFC On This Day - September 29th (Monday September 29 2014)
LUFC Defender walking disciplinary tightrope (Sunday September 28 2014)
LUFC Could former club tempt Redfearn? (Sunday September 28 2014)
LUFC Leeds Fan View v Brentford (Sunday September 28 2014)
LUFC Milanic - I need time (Sunday September 28 2014)
Stats: Brentford v Leeds United (Sunday September 28 2014)
|13. Leeds Utd||9||4||1||4||-2||13|
|Rate The Ref: Derby away
» Bournemouth : 30/09/2014 10:37:00
|O'Grady Not For Sale But Maybe Loan
» Brighton : 30/09/2014 10:31:00
|Spurs Date Confirmed & Bournemouth Change
» Brighton : 30/09/2014 10:30:00
|Wolves vs Brentford Match Preview
» Brentford : 30/09/2014 10:29:00
|Waiting game for Wolves
» Wolves : 30/09/2014 10:00:00