Leeds United completed their second signing in as many days as Jimmy Kebe arrived on loan today in a deal that will see him remain at the club until the end of the season.

Kebe and Stewart with the stars of Little Britain

Kebe and Stewart with the stars of Little Britain

A Championship winner under Brian McDermott at Reading, Kebe (along with Cameron Stewart who arrived yesterday) provides Leeds United with the width they’ve lacked since the departures of Robert Snodgrass and Max Gradel.

With pace, a bit of flair and the experience of succeeding at this level, Kebe is a major coup for Leeds and a deal which should send a real statement of intent to the rest of the Championship as our new majority owners make good on promises of the funding to sign new players before their takeover has been approved by the Football League.

It must all come as a huge relief to Brian McDermott who no doubt feared a repeat of the stalemate he endured last summer when his transfer targets were lost amidst a takeover and boardroom reshuffle.

Credit then must go to the new guys for managing to work through the formalities of our (still) pending takeover while ensuring the football remains priority number one.

It’s not all been good news for Leeds United today however as Ashley Barnes, a player Brian McDermott admitted interest in yesterday, decided to join Burnley. McDermott’s admission that he was considering a move for Barnes suggests he’ll still be looking to bring in additional players before the transfer window closes and that an additional striker may be where his attention now turns.