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Stats back up Redfearn's desire to address Leeds United imbalance

The Leeds boss was discussing the loan window, which opens on Monday.

Neil Redfearn feels Leeds United need to add a new signing down the left-hand side when the loan window re-opens on Monday, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Speaking after his side's loss to Brentford, Redfearn's immediate response when asked if he would like to bring anyone in centred around needing balance down the left.

And the 49-year-old admits his ideal scenario would be to add to the current Leeds squad as they bid to stay out of the Championship relegation zone - and possibly still achieve a respectable finish this season.

"Ideally. We need some balance on the left-hand side - you can see that," the Leeds boss said.

Millwall winger Martyn Woolford was among those linked with a move to the Yorkshire side during the January transfer window but a move for a wide man ultimately never materialised.

Leeds did strengthen during the window, however, and the chance to add further names on loan is certainly something that won't pass Redfearn and co by - he will hope, at the very least.

  TeamTouchesFinal-Third EntriesMins Played
Sam Byram Leeds 47 5 90
Billy Sharp Leeds 38 1 90

As Opta stats show, the lack of balance Redfearn alludes to can be seen with Billy Sharp (down the left) enjoying less touches of the ball and less final-third entries than Sam Byram (right). The fact that the Leeds boss is forced to use players out of position down the left, meanwhile, paints a picture in itself.

Leeds currently sit 20th in the Championship after yesterday's 1-0 defeat to Brentford, in which Tottenham loanee Alex Pritchard scored a 65th-minute winner. The result ended the Elland Road side's four-game unbeaten run and perhaps reminded those at the club that any new additions would be very helpful.

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