With the loan transfer window closing on 27th November, clubs will be targeting players to bring in and help them over the Christmas period.
Its been a mixed start to the season for Leeds United, with three different managers at the helm and a lack of consistency in all areas. Fans will hope Neal Redfearn is now given a chance to develop the squad and push Leeds towards a top six finish. Despite sitting in 15th place in the league they are only eight points off Brentford in 6th and with the Championship more open than ever, you can't rule anything out.
The signings that arrived at Elland Road in the summer have been a mixed bunch and if they are going to mount a challenge for promotion then they could do with a bit more quality. Here are three players Leeds should target on loan:
Out of favour at Queens Park Rangers, SWP is still a talented player who could cause havoc amongst Championship defences. Leeds are lacking any real pace and attacking threat on their wings, and the former Chelsea winger would be an ideal signing. Capped 36 times by England, Shaun was in the 2010 World Cup squad but since then his career has rapidly declined. The experienced 33-year-old will be desperate to get some games, and his creativity would be vital.
The versatility of Nathan Ake would be valuable for Leeds. Capable of playing in the centre of defence and midfield as well as left-back he would be a real asset. On the fringes of the first-team currently, Ake has been used in cup campaigns in the last few season, but has yet to get a sustained run of games. A loan move would allow him to develop at a quicker rate, and his technical quality can allow Leeds to stem play through him if he is played in the centre of midfield.
Bentaleb broke through into the Tottenham Hotspur team last season thanks to Tim Sherwood and caught many by surprise before playing in the World Cup with Algeria. However this season he has found himself further down the pecking order behind, Eriksen, Capoue, Paulinho, Stambouli, and Mason. Bentaleb is still just 19-years-old and a loan move to the Championship could be vital for his development.