Grella agrees Robins switch
Swindon have bolstered their attacking options for the rest of the season after landing Leeds' Mike Grella on loan.
Last Updated: 24/02/11 12:56pm
Struggling Swindon Town have bolstered their attacking options for the rest of the season after landing Leeds United's Mike Grella on loan.
The American marksman, who spent time with League One rivals Carlisle earlier in the campaign, goes straight into the club's squad to face high-flying Southampton on Saturday.
Swindon were one of the league's surprise packages last season having progressed all the way to the League One play-off final, but this term they have garnered just 31 points from 32 games and sit 20th in the standings.
Grella had looked set to join SPL side Motherwell before the transfer window closed, but red tape curtailed the move and he swiftly returned to Elland Road.
However, with the 24-year-old well down manager Simon Grayson's pecking order he was keen to the skilful striker to continue his education elsewhere between now and the summer.
"Mike has found opportunities limited this season," Grayson told the club's official website.
"He got some games in at Carlisle which did him good and we see this as another opportunity for him to play regular football."
Meanwhile, Grayson has hinted he could bolster his options ahead of Leeds' trip to Swansea with first-team regular Bradley Johnson suspended following his red card in their midweek 3-3 draw with Barnsley.
The Whites have been linked with Manchester City's Michael Johnson in the past with Grayson keen to retain his preferred 4-5-1 formation for the Liberty Stadium clash.
Leeds' manager has confirmed he has made tentative enquires with the view to bringing in a reinforcement, although he is refusing to state whether anything will happen before the weekend.
"I've spoken to a couple of managers and we'll see what happens," he continued.
"It might be that something happens before the weekend, it might be that something happens next week. I'm looking at all our options.
"If I don't do anything before the Swansea game, I have players who are more than capable of coming into the side."