Ehoigu moves as loan window closes
November 23, 2006 7:15pm CST
Middlesbrough defender Ugo Ehiogu joined Championship strugglers Leeds on a month's loan. Ehiogu, 34, completed his move ahead of Thursday's deadline for loan transfers and will go straight into the Leeds squad for Saturday's clash at Plymouth. The former Aston Villa defender was out of favour at the Riverside Stadium and had not appeared for Gareth Southgate's Premiership side this season. Leeds boss Dennis Wise has also signed striker Tresor Kandol on loan from League Two team Barnet with a view to a permanent deal in January, while goalkeeper Neil Sullivan has left Elland Road to join Doncaster on loan. Elsewhere on the last day of loan deals until the New Year, Aston Villa's Czech Republic midfielder Patrick Berger completed a switch to Championship club Stoke until January 4. Berger, who has also had spells at Liverpool and Portsmouth, has made just two appearances for Martin O'Neill's team this season and will link up with the Stoke squad in time to make his debut against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Arsenal's teenage defender Matthew Connolly, who trained with the England squad ahead of their recent friendly against the Netherlands, joined Bournemouth until January. West Ham boss Alan Pardew agreed to let talented youngsters Kyel Reid and Hogan Ephraim move on loan to Barnsley and Colchester respectively. Championship leaders Cardiff swooped for Sheffield United left-back Alan Wright, 35, on loan until January. United also allowed striker Neil Shipperley to join Championship side Hull until January.