Former Whites midfielder Danny Pugh has returned to Elland Road on loan, with a view to securing a permanent transfer in January.

The 28 year old is currently signed to Stoke City, who brought in several new faces over the summer and were left unable to include Pugh in their 25 man squad.

Pugh originally signed for Leeds in 2004 from Manchester United in a deal that saw Alan Smith head in the opposite direction. His first spell with Leeds saw him make 57 appearances, scoring 6 goals.

At 28, Pugh has made over 200 career appearances and is an experienced Championship midfielder who is equally adept in other positions including the troublesome left back spot Leeds have struggled to fill.