As expected, Leeds United have confirmed that Liam Bridcutt will remain with the club on loan from Sunderland until the end of the season. The midfielder has played every game since linking up with the Elland Road club in late November.

The 26-year-old has certainly impressed during his loan spell so far, and it is no surprise that the team have enjoyed a seven game unbeaten run ever since he came into the side. He is also eligible to play in this weekend’s FA Cup Third Round tie against Rotherham United, managed by former Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn. Current Leeds United head coach Steve Evans is delighted to finally extend the loan deal,

“I’m really pleased to have my number one target on board at this early stage of the window.

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 a 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 hasn’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.”

After the weekend draw against MK Dons, the player himself indicated that he wanted to extend his stay at the club and continue playing regular first-team football,

“It’s been perfect for me. The manager has been brilliant with me, he’s given me a great opportunity to come here and play. The lads have also been brilliant in welcoming me in.”

Bridcutt is expected to retain his place in the side against Rotherham this weekend. He has impressed playing as the midfield anchor, sitting in front of the back four and has certainly contributed to the team looking stronger at the back.

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