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Gray on what Leeds United's Sol Bamba has in his favour

Eddie Gray feels Sol Bamba's experience of the Championship will help him succeed at Leeds United.

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray has told the Yorkshire Evening Post he feels Sol Bamba’s time at Leicester City will be useful for his old side.

Bamba was recently confirmed as a loan signing for Neil Redfearn’s team having previously made 52 appearances between 2011 and 2012 for the Foxes.

Gray feels that spell will help him settle in at Elland Road and he’s suggested that the boss had to do something to try and ease the team’s problems at the back.

“I see we have made our first January signing in Sol Bamba but I don’t really know much about him,” wrote Gray.

“But I hear he’s a big centre back and we still look like conceding goals so the more people we can get in with quality the better.”

“He’s had a season in the Championship with Leicester before that will stand him in good stead and hopefully he will come in and pick us up a bit.”

The defence has been area of concern for Redfearn and part of the team which has struggled under pressure over the last few weeks.

The back four showed what they were capable of in the game against Bournemouth but Leeds still have a worse record than the teams directly above and below them, as well as Wigan who are in the relegation places.

Bamba’s arrival is also significant considering the current speculation surrounding Leeds captain Jason Pearce, who has been linked with a move to Wigan by the Daily Mail.

There’s no doubt that fresh faces are a risk at a crucial time in the season, but Bamba offers Leeds a presence in their back four, which they haven’t always had and he knows all about Championship football, which ticks the experience box.

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