Umbers explains key area Leeds are already working on

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Leeds United chairman Andrew Umbers has confirmed the club are already planning for next season's squad.

Leeds United chairman Andrew Umbers has told the Yorkshire Evening Post preparations are already under way with regards to the club’s squad for the 2015/2016 season.

Umbers stepped into his current role when Massimo Cellino resigned as the club’s president.

He’s confirmed the club are in a good position and have already started looking ahead to next season with regards to how they plan and approach their playing squad.

“Yes. We’ve submitted our FFP analysis. We’re already planning for what we need to do squad-wise for the 2015-16 season,” said Umbers.

“Our objective is to finish the 2015-16 season at or around break even.”

It may seem a bit premature in the minds of some fans for the club to be thinking so far ahead when they’re not out of trouble in relation to their current positions.

Leeds find themselves in 20th place and while they have a five point cushion over the teams in the bottom three, they’re not out of trouble just yet.

Dropping down to League One as opposed to staying in the Championship would have obvious consequences for the club, which would damage any plans which are being drawn up at present.

However, Neil Redfearn has a big squad of players at his disposal and plenty of quality which should be enough to get the side out of trouble.

Redfearn was positive about his side to the Yorkshire Evening Post following the game against Bournemouth and holds the strong belief that the team is moving in the right direction.

Leeds have added well in this current transfer window and seem determined to be in a good position by the time the transfer embargo on the club is lifted.

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