Neil Redfearn wants a winger – three possible options

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We look at three wingers who could be options for Leeds United to sign in the January transfer window.

Leeds United are open to the possibility of signing a winger, according to Neil Redfearn.

The Whites manager feels that he does not have enough options for the wide positions, and says that he could dip into the loan market to try to acquire one. 

"We haven't really got any genuine wingers within the squad," he is quoted as saying by TalkSPORT. "The width comes from full-back areas, so whether it's a 4-3-3 or a diamond, the width seems to come from the full-back areas.

"We've got good full-backs so it can be done like that, but it's nice to have your plan B. It might bring a change where you have some genuine width with a natural attacking wide player. It's maybe something that we'll look at."

In this piece we take a look at three potential loan targets the club could try to sign and fill this void in their current squad. 

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)

Jack Grealish has made a handful of first-team appearances for the Aston Villa this season, but he still isn't trusted to play a regular role in the starting line-up at Villa Park.

Paul Lambert seems more keen to use him as an impact substitute and given his tender years his development may be better served by going out on loan.

A natural dribbler, Grealish tore apart League One last campaign and a one-division step-up could be perfect for his development.

The Irishman is a match-winner on his day and his flair and creativity from wide areas could be just what Redfearn is missing. 

Lloyd Isgrove (Southampton)

Another player who was out on loan in League One last season, Lloyd Isgrove is currently taking a backseat role at Southampton.

The winger made his first appearance for the club against Liverpool and is considered as one of the next batch of academy products who could come through at St. Mary's.

Isgrove caught the eye in a brief loan spell at Peterborough United last campaign and he looks to have the potential to be a weapon at any level.

Blessed with extreme pace and a good passing range, Isgrove is a more direct threat than Grealish would be and he could be a good option to add. 

Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest)

Jamie Paterson is proven Championship quality, after showing some great form whilst playing for Nottingham Forest last season.

The former Walsall man is out of favour under Stuart Pearce, much to the surprise of many Forest fans, but he could light up Elland Road.

Quick, skilful and a goalscorer, Paterson offers a lot of the qualities which Leeds don't currently have in their squad and has the ability to be a real star if he was to move to the Yorkshire club. 

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