Leeds have completed the loan signings of Middlesbrough defender Ugo Ehiogu and Barnet striker Tresor Kandol.

Both players were secured just ahead of yesterday's tea-time deadline on initial one-month deals, although Kandol moves with a view to a permanent switch.

Manager Dennis Wise had already strengthened his central defence recently by drafting in Matt Heath from Coventry.

Ehiogu, a club record £8million signing by Middlesbrough when he arrived from Aston Villa in 2000, has not appeared for Gareth Southgate's side this season.

Leeds beat off the challenge of other Championship clubs, including Barnsley, to land the 34-year-old, who will provide competition for Heath, Matt Kilgallon and Hayden Foxe at the heart of defence.

Kandol has been in superb form for Barnet this term, hitting 13 goals in 17 matches, and this has convinced Wise to take a chance on him.

The Bees turned down a £150,000 bid from Brighton for the 25-year-old forward in August and chairman Tony Kleanthous revealed: "In the end, Tresor felt the opportunity was too good to turn down and I reluctantly had to agree that it could be in his best interests."

If he impresses at Elland Road, Kandol could complete a permanent switch when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.

Neil Sullivan, United's third-choice goalkeeper, joined Doncaster on loan yesterday until January 1, although he can be recalled at 24 hours notice.

United have lost their last five away games, conceding 17 goals and scoring just six in the process, but will be hoping to end that streak at Plymouth tomorrow.

Kilgallon is upbeat and said: "The belief is there that we can bounce back."