Sky Sports claim Danny Pugh is set to return to Leeds United on loan after Tony Pulis omitted him from Stoke City’s 25 man squad.

The midfielder originally joined Leeds from Manchester United as part of the deal that saw Alan Smith head in the opposite direction. He made 57 appearances for The Whites from 2004 to 2006 and was Kevin Blackwell’s first signing as manager.

Pugh is capable of playing in several positions including left back and may be seen as a useful utility player by the Leeds boss.

Simon Grayson may also be interested in Danny Collins, Michael Tonge and Tom Soares who also failed to make the final cut at Stoke, when the emergency loan window opens tomorrow.