CHERRIES have completed the emergency loan signing of West Ham midfielder Jack Collison in time for tonight's clash at Leeds United.

The 24-year-old Welsh international goes straight into Eddie Howe's squad at Elland Road after the deal was completed before the 4.45pm cut-off and he will remain at Dean Court for one month initially.

Collison will provide some much needed cover in midfield, with Howe missing Harry Arter through injury and Richard Hughes due to suspension.

Shaun MacDonald is a major doubt for the trip to Yorkshire having withdrawn from Saturday's defeat at home to Blackburn with a knee problem, while Matt Ritchie, Joe Partington and Wes Fogden are all long-term casualties.