Leeds boss Steve Evans is not convinced by the strength of his squad.
Leeds have now secured two draws in Evans' two games in charge, and he has admitted to the Yorkshire Evening Post that some of his playing squad are not up to the quality needed for an ambitious Championship side.
Evans said: “We’re thin in certain areas, not thin all over. Perhaps some of those players wouldn’t have the quality or ability to be playing in a Leeds United team that should be pushing on up the table.”
Leeds sit 17th place in the Championship table after the 1-1 draw with bottom-placed Bolton, having picked up just two wins from 13 games.
It is not a pretty sight for Leeds fans, but there appear to have been small improvements made under the guidance of new boss Evans, with a more consistent game plan and forward thinking attitude.
However, this has still not brought a win, and Evans may be onto something when stating that the strength of certain areas of his squad are not good enough.
Although there are no indications as to which positions Evans is referring too, there are some clear weaknesses in the side that have shown up this season.
Marco Silvestri is not a Championship level goalkeeper on a consistent enough basis, whilst issues have been present in the centre of defence when trying to find a good partner for Sol Bamba. The wingers have yet to produce consistently, and it is clear that some more signings are needed when the January transfer window opens.
Evans has had one week to assess his squad, seeing them in two competitive games, and he has clearly thought that the players are not good enough to play for Leeds considering their ambitions on moving into the top of the Championship table in the near future.