Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn explains his 2015/16 transfer plans, wants to emulate Bournemouth

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Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn is still adamant he wants wingers signed next season.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has laid out his transfer priority this summer, and it is an expansion of the need he described in January. 

He told BBC Radio Leeds that he wants to delve into the market to buy wingers, to give the side more attacking flair.

Redfearn stated: "I think we are solid enough at the back and are exceptional in midfield. the wide lads are doing well, but we need genuine attacking wingers, not just two but four.

"Look at Bournemouth, they have our wingers, so can bring players off the bench to freshen it up, that's what we need."

Leeds have in recent week been able to essentially paper over the cracks in their glaring squad deficiency out wide, by moving full-backs Sam Byram and Charlie Taylor forward.

It has not had any negative effect, with Byram particularly impressive that it has generated a debate as to whether his best position could actually be as a winger.

When he has been injured however, Leeds have looked a much poorer side. They have experimented with Billy Sharp and even Steve Morison out wide, and it is a position Mirco Antenucci has had to fill when on as a substitute.

There is a possibility Lewis Walters could be promoted from the under-21 side to play there before the end of the season, and Nicky Ajose out on loan is a possibility for next year, but fans can realistically expect new faces if the Leeds board are really going to back the head coach.

Redfearn's comparison to Bournemouth is evidenced by statistics, with the Cherries far more incisive in the final third thanks to a more vibrant attack.

  Accurate CrossesSuccessful Final Third PassesShots On TargetGoals
Bournemouth 203 4,237 228 82
Leeds 148 2,934 133 43

Redfearn also said he would lay out his plans as to who stays and who goes, adding: "I'll be honest on who I want to keep and who I don't and then we will discuss it and see what happens."

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