Should Leeds United gamble on Steve Evans favourite Matt Tubbs?

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The Portsmouth striker certainly knows how to find the back of the net.

Leeds United's new manager Steve Evans has now played two and drawn two as manager at Elland Road with score draws on the road against both Fulham and Bolton Wanderers.

One criticism leveled at Leeds in recent weeks has been a lack of striking depth. Chris Wood and Mirco Antenucci are good options, but beyond that the club are near barren.

Lee Erwin is set to get his chance upon his return from a loan spell at Bury and Kyle Lafferty continues to be linked with a loan move from Norwich City.

But should Evans look at a player he has signed twice before, and give a journeyman striker one last crack at the Championship?

The player in question is Matt Tubbs. There is no news of interest in the 31-year-old striker from Leeds but he should be an option they consider.

After scoring goals for fun with Salisbury City he joined Crawley Town in 2010 where he played under Evans - scoring 58 times in 79 appearances for the club under the now Leeds boss.

He also played for Evans on loan at Rotherham United and is currently with League Two high-flyers Portsmouth.

He has scored five goals for Pompey this season and when in form he is one of the deadliest finishers in the Football League.

But as yet he has not been given a chance in the second tier. He would of course be a gamble but he would not be an expensive acquisition and his wages would be minimal. He could add depth to the attacking positions and Evans knows how to get the best out of him.

With quality supply he could find the net regularly as a supersub in the Championship, almost in the Adam Le Fondre mold.

It seems a left-field option, but Leeds should certainly be thinking outside of the box.

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