Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn had his usual pre-match press conference in the build-up to his side’s Championship match with Ipswich Town on Wednesday evening, and in it he gave an insight into his transfer plans for the rest of the season.
In comments later published by the club’s official Twitter account, Redfearn explained that he still hoped to sign some players before the end of the current campaign, while he revealed that he had given a list of potential targets to the club’s hierarchy that very morning.
“I’m hopeful that we might get a couple of players in before the end of the season,” the Leeds manager said, and when you consider the players currently out of the side that would certainly be welcomed.
Rudy Austin is the latest player to be ruled out, while Tommaso Bianchi is also a long-term absentee.
That leaves Leeds short in central midfield while they could also do with more width – an area of the field Redfearn is surely looking to improve.
One player who could have eased the pressures on Leeds’ midfield is Granddi Ngoyi and Redfearn has given an update on the loanee, explaining that he hopes the 26-year-old is back in training next week.
“He could have been a player we utilised,” Redfearn added, before going on to mention a transfer wish-list that he has passed on this week.
Saying his side was now at “full stretch” the Leeds boss added that he had given a list of potential new signings to the club on Tuesday morning.
Redfearn has had talks about new signings: "I'm hopeful that we might get a couple of new players in before the end of the season." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) March 3, 2015
Redfearn admits his squad is at "full stretch" & says he has given a list of potential signings to the club this morning. #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) March 3, 2015