Leeds United have already made some good signings under manager Uwe Rosler, with Charlie Horton snapped up from Cardiff City and Lee Erwin snapped up from Motherwell, with Sol Bamba secured on a permanent deal.
The new head coach is off to a good start in terms of improving his squad, but there are still questions he needs to address in his team and positions which he needs to work hard to improve.
Bamba's arrival has been confirmed by the Leeds United website. Another defender isn't the issue for Rosler, it's more a case of who plays where.
He has to decide on his central defensive partnership and who features out of Sol Bamba, Liam Cooper and Giuseppe Bellusci.
He also needs to decide on his full-back options and whether to drop players back from midfield, where full-backs were asked to play by former boss Neil Redfearn.
Leeds have an abundance of young talent capable of playing in their midfield, whether that’s Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt through the middle or Sam Byram and Charlie Taylor adapting to wide positions.
What they don’t have is a player with punch and experience playing in the heart of the side, which is a problem following the recent decision to release Rudy Austin.
The Yorkshire Evening Post has mentioned Joey Barton is someone the club have been considering, but it’s important a central player a bit older and mature can come in and have an effect.
There is also arguably a need for a new winger, who would allow the likes of Byram and Taylor to revert to their more natural full-back roles.
Lee Erwin is a very good signing for the club, but Rosler may feel he needs a smaller and more dynamic forward who can come in and potentially have a 20 plus goal season.
Erwin takes care of the direct option for Rosler, but a player in the mould of someone like Billy Sharp, who the Star have suggested is a target for Sheffield United, will be important providing a different option and some balance.