Leeds United are one of only two teams not to have used emergency loan system in Football League

Jack Butland Team GB

Just Leeds and Reading have not yet brought in a fresh face in this way.

This month has already seen plenty of the Championship high-flyers and relegation scrappers utilise the emergency loan system - in order to try and achieve their aims and fill their squads.

It is a tactic that can work. Ravel Morrison helped QPR to promotion last term.

Nottingham Forest recently signed Modou Barrow on loan from Swansea City. Newcastle United keeper Jak Alnwick has joined Bradford City. With the clock ticking before the emergency window shuts on March 26th expect to see many more names heading from the Premier League into the Football League.

Most teams have in fact already used it.

According to the BBC only three of the 72 Football League clubs have not yet used it. That report is wrong. They include Blackburn Rovers but they signed Doneil Henry on an emergency deal at the start of the month. His deal has however been cut short due to a hamstring tear.

Leaving the two teams left as FA Cup semi-finalists Reading and fellow Championship side Leeds United.

The latter are one club it is a surprise to see not delving into this market. The current Leeds squad is stretched, with positional spread and absolutely no wingers. Full-backs Charlie Taylor and Sam Byram have recently adopted the more advanced roles.

But still they remain one of just two teams not to have used the system. Last season they snapped up two, Jack Butland and Conor Wickham, with varying degrees of success.

Who knows why? Neil Redfearn has made it no secret that he would like to bring players in.

But with owner Massimo Cellino away from the club, added to the fact Leeds tend to sign players from Italy more than England nowadays, perhaps they will reach March 26th without a new face in the ranks.

No matter how much they need one.

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