Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has suggested where his team could do with extra players this winter.
Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has dropped a hint over his possible January plans as he’s admitted there is an area of his team, which could be improved.
Leeds United’s full-backs have been put under extra pressure by Redfearn because of the narrow midfield system his side plays, which can leave the team lacking in terms of wide men.
It’s something he’s admitted to being aware of, explaining that it would be a good option for him to have natural wingers available.
“We haven’t really got any genuine wingers within the squad. 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,” he told LUTV.
“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.”
Leeds have one of the biggest and most diverse squads of players in the Championship so it is slightly surprising that Redfearn feels he’s short in a certain area.
However, he will have options if he wants to add a player or two over the winter because there are plenty of positives for any player moving to the club whether it’s a loan deal or a permanent switch.
Leeds are arguably the biggest club outside the Premier League at the moment, with a boss who has a proven track record when it comes to working with and developing younger players.
If transfer deals aren’t possible this winter then another option for Redfearn is to dip into the youth team ranks yet again.
Leeds’ academy has provided the first team with a constant supply of top quality youngsters, which gives the boss different options, which he can use to eradicate what he sees as issues with his first team.