Robbie Blake: What Leeds should be looking for in any new signing

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Former Leeds United striker Robbie Blake has given his thoughts on what sort of players the club should be trying to sign.

Former Leeds United player Robbie Blake has told the Yorkshire Evening Post what the side should be looking for in any new signing.

Leeds, just like any other club this month, will be on the lookout for new players, despite the transfer embargo which was recently given to the team by the Football League.

It’s reasonable to suggest that the side could use some extra Championship experience, as they look to climb the table and pull clear of the bottom three.

“It’s vital that new players come in, but the club need players who know the score in this league,” he told the YEP.

“They need a bit of inspiration and leadership, lads who can rattle cages when they need rattling and keep everyone going.”

“The pace of Lewis Cook and Sam Byram is going to do damage but when the team have their backs against the wall, they haven’t got the character they need.”

Inspiration is important because any player who can inspire others, with help his teammates to raise their performance levels.

If Leeds have a team full of individuals playing a level above their normal performance, they are going to be a very difficult unit for any side to contend with.

They need leaders, because it looks as though it’s going to be a very difficult few months.

Leaders set the example and do some of the manager’s work for him out on the pitch. A leader can stop heads from dropping and demand more from the team during big games.

Who Leeds target is difficult because their options are limited, but the extra experience can only rub off positively on the younger players at the club who are dealing with a tremendous amount of pressure at the moment.

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