Swansea City defender Alan Tate has returned to his parent club, after spending two months on loan at Npower Championship side Leeds United.

The 30-year-old made 11 appearances for the Elland Road outfit, despite returning to South Wales before his loan expired this weekend.

Leeds manager Neil Warnock told the club’s official website: “We can’t thank Alan enough for his help over the past month and thanks also to Swansea for allowing him to come here.”

The defender has made over 300 appearances for the Swans in his illustrious ten-year career at the club, which includes two loan spells whilst at Manchester United.

However, he has been limited to appearances this season, with Ashley Williams and Chico Flores being Swansea manager Michael Laudrup’s preferred choices for the centre-back positions at the Liberty Stadium this season.

During Tate’s loan spell at Leeds, he made his debut for the Yorkshire club against Crystal Palace just two days after joining.

The former United defender went on to make start 11 of a possible 14 fixtures, with the Whites boss hopeful he can continue his fine career in Wales.

Warnock added: “He has returned to Swansea now and we wish him all the best.”


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