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Leeds boss speaks about the type of players he wants to sign, hopes for more than one addition

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn wants more new faces to sign before the deadline.

Leeds boss Neil Redfearn says he wants the club to make more signings before the transfer deadline passes.

The club announced the additions of duo Sol Bamba and Granddi Ngoyi on loan over the past week, but there are still potentially more moves to be made despite the transfer embargo.

This restricts them to loan deals, with a maximum of four additions stipulated, although it is unclear if they are permitted to go over this due to the sale of Stephen Warnock, Jason Pearce's imminent transfer and Noel Hunt's release.

Redfearn told BBC Radio Leeds on Thursday that he wanted a goalscorer, and or possibly more than one winger.

He said: "I've made it no secret I think we need competition up front, I think we need someone to put the ball in the back of the net.

"And I think we need width, we need genuine wingers, we need wide players, one perhaps two, who want to go past people in the final third, particularly at home when you want to force the running, unlock defences and you need that type of player."

Tactical evolution

Steve Morison has recently emerged as Redfearn's preferred striker, even though he is yet to score a goal this season. This is in part because the service hasn't been right, and 'proper' wingers would really help him out.

Redfearn's comments re-affirm that he has moved away from the diamond formation which served him and the team well early in the season, and at this stage does not plan to revisit it, suffering a particularly bad run of results using the set up during December.

The system Leeds are currently playing may be the right one, but their reliance on goals from midfield of late exposes the fact they don't have the right players in certain areas.

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