Whites land Blake
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leeds have strengthened their attacking options after signing Nathan Blake.
Leeds United have strengthened their attacking options after signing Leicester City striker Nathan Blake on a month's loan.
The Whites have acted quickly to bolster their strike force after it was revealed veteran Brian Deane would be out of action for six weeks.
Blake goes straight into the Leeds squad that tackles Crewe at Elland Road on Saturday while the club are also hoping he can play in the FA Cup.
The former Blackburn, Bolton and Wolves man has started just five games for Leicester this season and scored just once - that coming in the League Cup.
Blake, who has been capped 29 times by Wales, cost Blackburn £4.25 million back in October 1998 when he joined from Bolton Wanderers.
Meanwhile, winger John Oster has been sent back to Sunderland after Leeds found him guilty of misconduct at the club's Christmas party.
Complaints were received by Leeds over Oster and Jamie McMaster's behaviour at the party that led to the two being suspended by the club.
Oster's indiscretion is his second since joining Leeds after he was arrested and formally cautioned by police following an incident outside a Durham nightclub.
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