Leeds have signed Birmingham striker Gary McSheffrey on loan until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old, who scored 20 goals in 94 appearances for the Blues, goes straight into the Leeds squad to face Colchester on Saturday.

United manager Simon Grayson is pleased with his acquisition and told his club's official website: "Gary brings plenty of experience and he is a good signing."

He added: "He's coming from the Premier League to League One and he will add quality to the squad.

"He is a threat, he can play a number of positions, and we're delighted to have him here."

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