Horsfield heads quartet of Elland Road exits

January 2, 2007

Leeds have terminated the loan deal of striker Geoff Horsfield.

The 33-year-old was supposed to be with the Elland Road club until the end of the month, but manager Dennis Wise has allowed him to return to Sheffield United ahead of schedule.

He made 15 appearances for Leeds, scoring twice, but is not a part of Wise`s plans.

Fulham goalkeeper Tony Warner and Middlesbrough defender Ugo Ehiogu have also returned to their parent clubs after their deals expired, while former Leeds skipper Paul Butler has been released.

The 34-year-old had been on loan at MK Dons until New Year`s Day, but an agreement has now been reached to terminate his deal at Elland Road, leaving him free to join another club on a permanent basis.

Butler made a total of 106 appearances for the club, having been one of former manager Kevin Blackwell`s first signings in the summer of 2004.