Leeds United have confirmed the loan signings of Alan Tate from Swansea and Jerome Thomas from West Bromwich Albion, with the Turner twins leaving to gain first team football.
Alan Tate joins Leeds on loan until January 1st. The 30-year old central defender joins from Premiership side Swansea.
Tate started his career as a trainee with Manchester United and spent time on loan with Belgium side, Royal Antwerp. Further loan spells with Swansea saw him make the permanent switch to Wales in February 2004 where he has made 325 appearances, scoring 5 times.
Tate will start against Crystal Palace on Saturday with Jason Pearce suspended.
Jerome Thomas has joined on a loan deal until January from Premiership team West Bromwich Albion.
Thomas started his career started his career with Arsenal and has made over 200 appearances for QPR, Charlton Athletic, Portsmouth and West Brom. He also made two appearances for the England u21 team in the 2002-03 season and has scored league 21 goals.
Thomas will be in the squad for the Crystal Palace game and will be eligible to play against Chelsea in the Capital One cup in December.
Nathan and Lewis Turner have left Leeds United on loan deals until January 2nd to give them the opportunity to play competitive games. Both Players have been part of the development squad this season, which takes a break during December.
Nathan has joined Chester FC, who are in second place in the Blue Square Norther Division, with Lewis joining Harrogate town.
Zac Thompson and Dominic Poleon both joined Bury in October on a months loan, which was subsequently extended. However, Poleon has since been recalled and is now back with the rest of the Leeds squad. Both players had made an impact after joining former Leeds manager Kevin Blackwell. Poleon found the net twice in 7 games and Thompson once in 6 games. Thompson was also given a straight red card in his second game.