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Delph returns to Leeds on loan

January 20, 2012

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has returned to Elland Road after signing a one-month loan deal with Leeds.

Fabian Delph
GettyImagesFabian Delph has made five appearances for Villa this season

Delph, 22, left Simon Grayson's side to join Villa for £6 million in the summer of 2009 but has being made available for loan by manager Alex McLeish.

The England Under-21 international was a regular in the Villa midfield in the first half of the season but has not featured for the first-team since mid-December.

Leeds boss Grayson told the club's official website: "As everyone knows Fab is a talented footballer who did very well here and secured himself a big move on the back of what he did.

"This is a great deal for both parties. Fab will get some football and he is the calibre of player that we've been looking to bring in here.''

Delph made 46 league appearances in his first spell with the West Yorkshire side and will be available to face Ipswich in the Championship on Saturday, with the deal due to expire on February 25.