McCartney returns to Elland Road

The Northern Ireland international spent much of the first half of

the Championship campaign on loan at Elland Road, but returned to

the North East this month. Ben Parker has been filling in at

left-back of late for the Whites, however, Leeds have brokered a

deal that sees McCartney back in West Yorkshire until the summer.

The 29-year-old defender made 17 appearances for Simon Grayson’s

side this season and played a key role in their lengthy unbeaten

run which ended recently against Cardiff. “I’m delighted we’ve been

able to bring George back until the end of the season. He did well

over the course of his last loan spell and I know what he can bring

to the table,” Grayson told the club’s official website. United

chairman Ken Bates added: “The additional revenue earned from the

Arsenal game has helped make this loan possible as we continue to

invest both on and off the field.”