Jack Butland
Butland is hoping to travel to the World Cup finals.

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott is thrilled to have acquired the services of Jack Butland from Stoke City on a 93-day emergency loan to boost the club's promotion bid.

Butland, the youngster ever senior England 'keeper, has made three Premier League appearances this season since moving to the Britannia Stadium from Birmingham City in the summer transfer window.

The 20 year old is in contention to be included in England's World Cup squad this summer but is keen to increase his first team opportunities and McDermott is delighted to have him on board to help reignite Leeds' play-off drive.

"We're delighted to agree a deal to secure the services of Jack until the end of the season," said the Leeds boss.

"Obviously he has high ambitions. He has already been involved in the England squad and I know he is very much looking forward to coming in and being part of the group we have here."

Leeds managing director David Haigh added: "We're delighted we've been able agree a deal to bring in a player of Jack's quality and pedigree. He is a young player who has played at the very highest level, and we're looking forward to him joining us."

Stoke have a 24 hour recall clause for the first 28 days of the loan and boss Mark Hughes added: "Hopefully he can go there, get games and continue his development, because he has had a good year.

"He has been out on loan already, and then played a few Premier League games which was crucial for him.

"Now this opportunity to go to Leeds, where they have a big fanbase and big expectations will be another good step for him."