ALAN Tate has joined Championship side Leeds United on loan until January 1.
The 30-year-old defender has not featured for Swansea City since the 3-0 defeat by Everton on September 22.
He has made four appearances in all so far this season — three of them starts — having been told by Michael Laudrup that he would be allowed to move on during the summer.
The Liberty fans' favourite, who made his debut for Swansea a decade ago, will hope to get some regular action in a Leeds side looking to climb the Championship table.
Neil Warnock is a long-time admirer of Tate, and has got his man after a takeover at Elland Road this week freed up transfer funds.
Tate could feature in nine games during his loan period, but is cup-tied for the Capital One Cup tie against Chelsea.