Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn describes his January transfer targets

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Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn is determined to add to his squad in January.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has spoken of his determination to sign new additions in January.

Quizzed after the club's 1-0 defeat if he would be looking to trim his squad of unwanted players, Redfearn turned the question on it's head.

He told BBC Radio Leeds: "It needs strengthening, no two ways about it.

"We've changed it round as a club, the new signings have come in by and large done well, as have the young players, its got new look to it but its' tender, at a tender stage.

"It needs some experience to come and help the lads that have come in, and the overseas boys as well.

Asked if this meant English players, Redfearn responded: "It needs Championship experience definitely. It's a unique division, a tough division. It hasn't perhaps got the technical ability of the Premier League but the standard is really good.

"It's got this doggedness about it. It's week in, week out and, it's relentless. We could do with perhaps a couple with that sort of experience."

Whether Leeds will be able to make the signings Redfearn wants, is another matter. Even if he identifies individuals, the possibility remains that the Football League will implement a transfer ban in January relating to the debt announced in their yearly accounts.

With the disqualification pending over Massimo Cellino preventing a £23.5 million investment being signed off by the board, improving the team is going to be far from simple in the new year.

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