Could Leeds United strengthen in the loan window?
The loan window for Football League clubs is now open, with sides having until November 25 to add new recruits.
After an unbeaten start to the season there is no urgency for the Whites to add new faces, but in a competitive league, each and every side should be open to getting an edge over their rivals.
Here are five players in varying positions who Leeds could or should seek to add...
Manchester City ace Brandon Barker has been linked to Leeds for months, with The Star claiming on transfer deadline day that the Whites may re-ignite their desire to make a move. Barker is an England under-19 winger who could provide cover for Stuart Dallas on the left. He has an eye for goal, impressing in pre-season for City, and will be an in-demand player among Championship sides.
Another eye catching youth talent, Jerome Sinclair is highly rated at Liverpool having been handed his debut at just 16. His teammate Sheyi Ojo is already making an impact at Wolves, and Sinclair's ability to play up front and out wide makes him an intriguing signing. The youngster needs a new challenge away from under-21 football and could be a smart pick up for Leeds.
Sunderland have been unable to shift Will Buckley from their books despite their efforts in the summer. The Yorkshire Evening Post reported in July that Leeds were interested but unwilling to pay the £1.5 million fee, and if they snap the former Brighton and Hove Albion wide man up on loan their patience will have paid off.
Leeds and Spurs were in negotiations over a loan for Milos Veljkovic earlier in the summer, as reported the Yorkshire Post. The deal did not get done over reported demands that Spurs wanted him to play regularly, which Leeds could not promise. Yet with the season underway, and Veljkovic sat on the sidelines, the games Leeds could offer him would be an improvement on his current status. He can play at both centre-back and central midfield, which will enhance his prospects of game time.
Aina is the latest Chelsea youngster to show promise in their academy, but his chances of game time are low, with the Blues signing Papy Djilobodji on deadline day. Aina is an England under-19 international who plays at centre-back and is an interesting option to add as cover at centre-back. With just one year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge, the groundwork could be laid for a long-term deal.