Billy Paynter is set to leave Leeds United on a emergency loan deal, teaming up with Leeds’ former assistant manager Gus Poyet at Brighton & Hove Albion.

The former Swindon Town striker has failed to find his feet at Elland Road, scoring just once in 26 appearances.

After a strong start to the season, The Seagulls form has dropped off dramatically in recent weeks and Poyet will be hoping that Panyter can rediscover his scoring boots and help fire Brighton back up the table.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United’s announcement that Alan Smith will be released on loan has reignited rumours of his return. For those of you not keeping count, this is Alan Smith return rumour 4,547.