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Swindon Town sign American striker Mike Grella on loan

Mike Grella
Grella notched five times in 28 appearances for Leeds last season

Swindon Town have signed Leeds United striker Mike Grella on an emergency loan until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old American has spent time on loan at the Robins' League One rivals Carlisle United this season - scoring three goals in 11 appearances.

Grella, who helped Leeds gain promotion from League One last season, has already spent a term on loan at Carlisle United this season.

He goes straight into Swindon's squad for Saturday's trip to Southampton.

Leeds boss Simon Grayson said: "Mike has found his opportunities limited this season.

"He got some games at Carlisle which did him good and we see this as another opportunity for him to play regular football."

Grella almost joined Scottish Premier League side Motherwell in January only for the move to fall through because he made two substitute appearances for the Whites this season.

He has only been given dispensation to play for Swindon as it is an emergency loan.

The player joins former Leeds players Jonathan Douglas, Dave Lucas, David Prutton and Alan Sheehan at the County Ground.

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