Former Leeds United player Eddie Gray has commented on a problem, which he feels still exists in the current squad.
Leeds United legend Eddie Gray has revealed his belief in the Yorkshire Evening Post that the club are still suffering in a key area of the squad.
Gray feels the club need genuine width on both sides, which will create consistent chances for strikers to get on the end of crosses and assists.
“I still think we need a bit of real genuine width,” wrote Gray.
“I know Sam Byram has done well on the right, but you need someone who can get you to the dead-ball line and get balls across the box for your strikers.”
Leeds have been forced to play a narrow formation on several occasions this season because they just don’t have the wide options to be able to play with two wingers on either side of midfield.
While Byram has done an okay job on the right, Alex Mowatt has added balance over on the left.
However, neither are experienced as wingers and there has still been real pressure on the full backs to get forward and supply the natural width for the team.
Redfearn tried to address the problem by signing Martin Woolford on loan from Millwall, as reported by the YEP, but a deal never materialised, leaving Leeds with a familiar problem.
Redfearn has shown that he can develop effective ways for the current side to win games of football in the Championship, but it’s an area of the squad he has to improve this summer if he gets an extended deal at the club.
That will give Leeds an extra threat out wide and give Redfearn more options in terms of rotating his central players and keeping everyone fresh.