Leeds United: Warnock ponders his loan options

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Leeds United will take a final look at the emergency loan market next week – but manager Neil Warnock admits he is wary of wasting money by making unnecessary signings.

The Football League’s deadline for temporary deals passes on Thursday and Warnock confirmed that further additions to his squad were possible on the back of recent deals with Danny Webber and Paul Robinson.

United’s Championship season is still alive after four games under Warnock’s management and the Leeds boss said he was anxious to ensure he is not caught short in weeks ahead.

Defenders Alex Bruce and Leigh Bromby after both recovering from injury and will step up their training schedules next week, and the disciplinary records of Darren O’Dea and Adam Clayton are threatening to land them with two-match bans at a critical stage of the term.

But Warnock is also keen to avoid rash deals, saying: “I’m still on the lookout with the deadline next Thursday but it’s one of those jobs where I don’t want to spend money for the sake of it.

“We’ll see where Bromby and Bruce are and we’ll push them on next week but we are a bit thin, especially in midfield.

“We’ve also got O’Dea and Clayton close to suspensions so we’re a bit thin on the ground.”

Jermaine Beckford made his Leeds United debut on March 21 2006.

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