Leeds boss more determined to make new signings after defeat

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Neil Redfearn says he is keen to make new additions to his squad following Leeds United's loss to Brighton.

Leeds United's run of away victories came to an end with a loss to Brighton, beaten 2-0 and only managing a single shot on target.

With players looking tired, and Sam Byram missing through injury, changes look necessary, but head coach Neil Redfearn believes his options are limited.

Leeds had four strikers on the bench, and left Adryan and Brian Montenegro at home. Redfearn told LUTV that he believes his side were light in terms of central midfielders and other areas of the pitch, with their lack of wingers well known.

Asked if he would seek to strengthen the side, Redfearn said: "We've got to, if you look at squad we're a little bit light. It goes without saying.

"We need that Championship experience, we could've done with something like that tonight maybe off the bench, we've got to look at the loan market."

What can they do?

The jaded manner of the defeat appears to have given even more weight to the fact Leeds need new faces, with 13 games left this season.

Ipswich are this week reported by The Mail to be closing on the loan signing of talent winger Anthony Knockaert from Leicester City. 

He is the sort of player Leeds should be targeting, and it's an illustration of the fact players like those Redfearn describes are still out there, potential game-changers who could make a difference to their side.

Do they have hope within the squad?

In terms of wingers, Leeds are hoping youngster Lewis Walters can make the transition, but he is an unknown quantity, compared to a player like Knockaert who could come straight into the side.

Leeds are also anxiously awaiting the return of midfielder Granddi Ngoyi, a powerful midfielder who was signed on loan in mid-season, but has been sidelined with a thigh injury and not yet made his debut.

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