Leeds have secured the permanent transfer of defender Andy O'Brien from Bolton.

United chairman Ken Bates revealed ahead of the New Year's Day draw against Middlesbrough that a deal has been agreed for O'Brien to join on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

The 31-year-old is currently on loan from the Trotters and has made 10 appearances.

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