Yorkshire media round-up: Redfearn comments on the likelihood of new signings

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Redfearn comments on signings

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn says that he has no say over whether transfers get completed or not. 

Redfearn has identified a number of targets and presented then to Andrew Umbers, but he admits that whatever happens from here is now out of his control. 

“I was asked to come up with a list of players who might help, who are better than what we’ve got," he said to the Yorkshire Evening Post. "I’ve refreshed the list, come up with a new one, and I’ve given it to Andrew. But it’s up to them (the club) whether we bring players in or we don’t. That’s not my call.”

Gray wants a striker

Stuart Gray is looking to bring a new striker to Sheffield Wednesday who can score the goals to fire them to promotion.

The Owls have struggled in-front of goal this season and Gray feels that their lack of a clinical finisher has cost them dearly. 

"You need 17 clean sheets and then you need a couple of forwards who are going to get maybe 30 goals between them so hopefully we can strengthen on that side," Gray told the Sheffield Star.

“Look at the teams who achieved promotion out of the Championship last season. Burnley had Danny Ings, QPR had Charlie Austin and Leicester had David Nugent. Those strikers got 20-plus goals. You just want that player in your team who can get 20 goals. Ideally, you want two."

Clough warns of ill-discpline

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough has warned that his side can afford no more instances of ill-discpline between now and the end of the season. 

Jose Baxter was sent off against Coventry City for the Blades recently and Clough is hoping that a repeat scenario doesn't occur. 

“It’s always important but never more so than at this stage of the season,” he told the Sheffield Star. “In fact, it’s absolutely vital."

“There are enough demands being placed on the group regarding the number of games they are having to play at the moment without having more put on them."

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