Leeds United agree loan deal for England keeper Jack Butland

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jack Butland is likely to be in goal for Leeds United at Middlesbrough on Saturday lunch-time Jack Butland is likely to be in goal for Leeds United at Middlesbrough on Saturday lunch-time

Leeds United have signed Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland on loan until the end of the season.

United boss Brian McDermott has moved into the emergency loan window with first-choice stopper Paddy Kenny struggling with an ankle injury.

The 35-year-old, who has not missed a game this season, was rated as doubtful for Saturday's lunch-time game at Middlesbrough, with Butland now likely to deputise.

McDermott said: "We're delighted to agree a deal to secure the services of Jack until the end of the season.

"Obviously he has high ambitions. He has already been involved in the England squad and I know he is very much looking forward to coming in and being part of the group we have here."

England international keeper Jack Butland is set to join Leeds United on loan.

The 20-year-old shot-stopper, who had a spell on loan at Barnsley earlier this season, has made only four appearances for the Potters this season.

Butland, who played for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics, rejected the chance to talk to Chelsea so he could join Stoke from Birmingham last January.

He spent the rest of the season on loan at the Blues before moving to the Potters in the summer.

However, he was third choice at Stoke City behing Asmir Begovic and Thomas Sorensen.

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