Neil Warnock: Loan signings have stopped Leeds slide
NEIL Warnock points to the addition of loan signings Alan Tate and Jerome Thomas as a key factor in turning Leeds United's season round.
Leeds face Derby County at Pride Park on Saturday buoyed by a run of three consecutive wins.
They have beaten high-riding Crystal Palace and Leicester City, as well as Huddersfield Town.
"It all changed when we managed to get Thomas and Tate, two excellent players," said Warnock.
"If they hadn't come, I think we'd have been pushing bottom three now."
Leeds had collected only one point from 15 before the loan players arrived. Defender Tate has signed from Swansea City and winger Thomas from West Bromwich Albion.
Warnock added: "Those signings have given everyone at the club a lift.
"We had suspensions and injuries but I'm delighted we turned it around quickly."
The wins have lifted Leeds to 11th place and Warnock said: "In terms of the table, we just need to concentrate on ourselves now.
"Every game is winnable for us, that's how we have to look at it. Sometimes we'll get disappointments but that's the Championship."