Wanderer Robinson joins Leeds on loan

 

Leeds United have signed the Bolton defender Paul Robinson on loan. The 33-year-old left-back has agreed a short-term deal until 9 April.

The Leeds manager, Neil Warnock, who was appointed last month, said yesterday: "I've been looking to see if I can get one or two leaders in. Paul is a player who I have had my eye on for a couple of weeks – since I came in – but for whatever reason we just couldn't quite get it over the line.

"Now we've been able to do that I'm delighted. This is a great club for him and it gives us a chance to have a look at him with a view to next season."

Doncaster Rovers have secured the services of the West Ham United striker Frédéric Piquionne on loan. The 33-year-old French forward has joined Rovers initially for a month but could stay longer if the move suits both parties. Piquionne has made 21 first-team appearances for the Hammers this season but recently lost his place in Sam Allardyce's starting line-up.

The striker reportedly rejected offers to join Fulham and Sunderland in January but has now enlisted for Doncaster's battle to avoid relegation from the Championship.

He said: "I have been involved in scraps like this before at some of my previous clubs and I'm ready. In my head I'm a warrior and I will fight to keep Doncaster in the Championship."

Sheffield United have completed the double loan signing of Matt Hill from Blackpool and John Egan from Sunderland.

The versatile Hill has penned a deal until the end of the season, while Egan has agreed a month-long stay with the Blades, who were down on numbers defensively until the pair's arrival.

Hill has struggled to force his way into the Tangerines' starting line-up this term, making just five appearances for Ian Holloway's men, while Egan spent time out on loan at Crystal Palace earlier in the campaign.

Leyton Orient have signed the Leeds goalkeeper Paul Rachubka on a one-month loan deal. Rachubka fell out of favour at his parent club following the 5-0 home defeat to Blackpool in November and has since spent two months at Tranmere Rovers. The former England Under-20 is the fourth goalkeeper Orient manager Russell Slade has brought in this season.

Suggested Topics
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

So what is Mubi?

Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders