Noel Whelan says Leeds need to strengthen this position

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Noel Whelan says that Leeds United need to sign a centre-forward before the summer transfer window shuts.

Noel Whelan has told BBC Sport that Leeds United need to sign a centre-forward before the end of the summer transfer window.

The former Leeds striker made the comments following the Whites’ goalless draw with Reading away from home at the Madjeski Stadium in the Championship on Sunday afternoon.

“I'd like to see a bit more firepower,” Whelan told BBC Sport. “I think we need another centre-forward who is going to score goals and keep the other strikers on their toes as well.”

It is interesting that Whelan believes that Leeds still need to sign a centre-forward, as they already have as many as four players in that position.

Mirco Antenucci, Chris Wood, Souleymane Doukara and Lee Erwin are the four players who will be looking to make themselves first-team regulars in the centre-forward position.

Even if one leaves Doukara out - the 23-year-old struggled to make an impact for Leeds last season - head coach Uwe Rosler still has three very good strikers to call upon.

Antenucci was one of Leeds’ better players during the 2014-15 campaign, and scored 10 goals and created 22 chances in 36 Championship matches.

Wood has been signed from Premier League outfit Leicester City, while Erwin is also a summer signing who arrived at Elland Road from Scottish club Motherwell.

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