Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn reportedly wants a better balance of players across his first team squad.
Leeds have been linked with making a number of signings in the January transfer window and a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post suggests that Redfearn feels there is some instability, which has been created by foreign arrivals last summer.
Leeds have been battling away at the wrong end of the Championship table for most of the first half of the season and there is a feeling that more experienced Championship players would be able to help the situation.
However, Redfearn’s problem is that he doesn’t have final say on the players who come in at the club.
He’s been very open about the way the transfer system works at Leeds and all he can do is request to the higher powers the players he feels will help Leeds achieve the balance, which is apparently missing.
Redfearn may not just be getting at balance in terms of the players at his disposal but in terms of the tactical systems which Leeds have been using.
Leeds have been very reliant on a system, which is based around a narrow diamond formation, which places pressure on the full-backs to get forward and supply the width.
It explains why Leeds have struggled in terms of crosses and chances from wide positions this season and one or two wide signings would give the team a better balance in terms of their tactics.
It’s an important next few weeks for the club and the rest of the season could be shaped by how much Redfearn has been backed in terms of transfers by the start of February.
If he gets the players in he feels can address the balance in terms of personnel and the tactics he’s been using, Leeds don’t have an excuses for inconsistency over the second half of the season, as they aim for the top half of the table.