Liam Bridcutt’s loan spell at Leeds United has been extended until the end of the campaign.
The Whites moved swiftly to keep Bridcutt at Elland Road after the player impressed over the course of his initial loan period, making eight appearances.
He has been an ever-present in the side, helping Leeds to an unbeaten run that currently stands at seven games.
The 26-year-old will be available for Leeds’ FA Cup third round match against Rotherham on Saturday.
Bridcutt is the club’s first addition of the January transfer window, a signing that head coach Steve Evans viewed as a clear priority.
He said: “I’m really pleased to have my number one target on board at this early stage of the window.
I’m really pleased to have my number one target on board at this early stage of the window.Steve Evans
“I like players who prove a point and Liam has done exactly that since he first arrived. He’s made a big impression here and has become a fans’ favourite in short space of time.
“Liam has consistently produced performances of an extremely high standard for us, which is all the more impressive when you consider he hadn’t played any league football this season prior to joining.
“He’s fitted into the group seamlessly and getting him signed up again comes as very positive news for us to start the New Year with. “We’ve got him until the end of the season but if he continues the way he has been playing, then it puts us in a good position to speak to Sunderland about keeping him in the summer.”