Leeds United assistant Steve Thompson reveals club want to sign a winger

Leeds are currently playing players out of position on the wide of midfield.

Leeds United assistant Steve Thompson will be looking forward to tomorrow's clash with Huddersfield Town more than most. He held a similar position with The Terriers before Neil Redfearn plucked his old mate away to help him out at Elland Road.

Yesterday he was asked about many thinks in an interview with the official Leeds United YouTube channel. In answering those questions he revealed the area in which Leeds were most eager to add a new player before the end of the transfer window. Leeds want wingers.

He said:

"We've got a squad that we think we can work with. We're looking at different positions, obviously wide players, I think that is a priority for us at the moment. We haven't got a natural one. We've got young Walters coming back who is a very exciting talent. But I think we have got to make sure that, to change system, you know if it is not going right for us you look on the bench. Many of these wide players can stretch the game and the pitch."

In the current Leeds first-team squad only Aidy White could be considered a genuine wide midfielder.

In recent games the likes of right full-back Sam Byram, central midfielder Casper Sloth and Tommaso Bianchi have all played out wide but none of them are natural wide-men, even if Byram in particular has impressed in this role.

This weekend could see two new Leeds signings featuring against Huddersfield. Granddi Ngoyi and Sol Bamba recently arrived on loan from Palermo.

It looks increasingly likely that Leeds' next signing will be a winger.

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