Leeds summer signing Tommaso Bianchi explains why he's struggled to score so far

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Leeds United's Tommaso Bianchi is looking to hit the back of the net more often.

Leeds United's Tommaso Bianchi may not have hit the back of the net for the club since joining this summer, but he insists that it is not for the want of trying.

The Italian midfielder has largely impressed since arriving at Elland Road, but he hasn't been able to get his name of the scoresheet yet.

The 26-year-old says that he is aiming to break his duck in the near future, but he finds it hard because he is required to play a disciplined role for the side.

"I want to score a goal, but it's difficult with two strikers, Adryan as a no 10 and Mowatt often as an offensive midfielder," Bianchi said to the BBC

"I help in other positions like running to double up with the full-backs. I do my work for the team."

Bianchi's unsung function in the team is likely to be crucial to the side, as they look to play a more expansive style under Neil Redfearn.

The Whites boss wants them to show greater attacking intent than they have over the season so far, but they will still need someone to hold things together.

This is where Bianchi comes in, with his combative style providing an effective barrier in-front of the defence. 

So far the central-midfielder has made the transition to English football look easy, but he admits that it hasn't been without its difficulties. 

"I think the level is higher here," Bianchi said. "It's very physical with more great players.

"In Italy there are three or four teams at the same level. Here all the times are at that level. It's very difficult."

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