LEEDS have signed Aston Villa defender Stephen O’Halloran on a month’s loan.

The 20-year-old, who has been capped twice by the Republic of Ireland, has yet to feature in Villa’s first team.

O’Halloran, who has had previous loan spells with Wycombe and Southampton, will be in the Leeds squad for tomorrow’s game at Swindon.

Leeds left-back Ben Parker, 20, has joined League II Darlington on loan, also for a month.

O’Halloran made 14 appearances for Wycombe while on loan last season, and played one game for Southampton in the Championship in January this year.

He has also represented his country at youth levels, while his two senior appearances came against Bolivia and Ecuador in 2007.

Parker leaves Elland Road for Darlington for a month having made 15 appearances for Leeds this season.

He made his debut in the Carling Cup tie at Macclesfield after spending the whole of last season on loan at Bradford.

Meanwhile Elland Road striker Tresor Kandol is backing new manager Gary McAllister to be a success.

McAllister is still looking for his first win since taking charge at the end of January.

Kandol said: “You have to work on it slowly and day by day you get to learn a lot from what the manager is asking from you.

“I think fans can see that since Gary has been here things are changing slowly.”

Kandol ended an 18-match wait for a goal last Saturday when he scored the equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Crewe at Elland Road.

Seven games without a win mean Leeds have dropped from third to ninth, but Kandol is confident McAllister will get it right.

“A win is what we want and we’re just waiting to get that. It will be soon,” he added.