The arrival of Edgar Cani at Leeds United has raised more questions than it answers, when you consider the Albanian forward averages a goal every five matches and an assist every 14 games.
Leeds already have plenty of goal-scorers in the form of Mirco Antenucci, Souleymane Doukara, Billy Sharp and Steve Morison, so does the club’s latest loan signing really bring anything new to the party?
The jury is out on that, and the 25-year-old must be given time to show what he can do in the Championship, but there could be one Leeds player more likely than most to bring the best out of his new teammate.
Earlier this week we considered the fact that Leeds recently parted company with Stephen Warnock – a player with a 28 per cent crossing accuracy this season.
The left-back is a regular threat and one who could have provided Leeds’ new target man with plenty of chances had he remained at Elland Road. But there is actually a better option in that regard, and that is the very player who replaced Warnock in the starting line-up.
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Charlie Taylor may have only played 11 matches for Leeds’ senior side so far, but he already looks to be another wonderful young talent.
This season his crossing accuracy is an impressive 42 per cent, and with time and confidence who is to say he will not improve that further?
When a player is finding his target with nearly half the crosses he plays, that is something to play on. So do not be surprised if Leeds manager Neil Redfearn has been working on Taylor’s crosses and Cani’s finishes in training in the build-up to their next vital encounter.
If it works, it may lead to a third straight win and an extension of an undefeated streak that suggests the club has finally turned the corner…again.