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Cup monies enable Leeds to bring McCartney back on loan

Leeds have managed to bring back Sunderland defender George McCartney to Elland Road on a season long loan courtesy of the revenue earned from the Arsenal FA Cup games. The 29-year-old Northern Ireland international made 17 appearances in a successful loan spell before Christmas and United's draw with Arsenal plus the income from the replay have enabled the English Championship outfit to afford the loan.

Leeds boss Simon Grayson told the club's official website: "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."

Chairman Ken Bates added: "The additional revenue earned from the Arsenal game has helped make this loan possible as we continue to invest on and off the field."

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