Crouch, Grabban, Emnes: Three Premier League strikers Leeds United could sign on loan

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Why Leeds should take a look at Stoke City, Norwich City and Swansea City strikers.

Leeds United head into the international break on the back of two successive wins, but there is still plenty of work to do.

They remain down in 15th place, the same position they finished in last season, with a play-off charge at present a distant hope.

New head coach Steve Evans is keen to strengthen the side, with The Star reporting last week he wanted to bring in as many a four players on loan.

One position they could seek to strengthen is up front, with a lack of competition available for first choice strike duo Chris Wood and Mirco Antenucci.

Here are three Premier League strikers Leeds could make a play for to sign on loan...

Lewis Grabban

Norwich City have picked Lewis Grabban for only one Premier League game this season, and rejoining his former Crawley Town boss Steve Evans would be a smart move to get his career back on track. He netted 12 Championship goals as the Canaries were promoted a year ago, and 22 the season before for Bournemouth. Grabban is 27, and Norwich value him highly having refused to sell him this summer amid interest from former club Bournemouth reported The Guardian, and could use a loan to help get him back up to full fitness after being suspended early in the season.

Marvin Emnes

Marvin Emnes currently plays for Swansea City, but he is best known in England for his spell with Middlesbrough. The 27-year-old once netted 14 Championship goals in a season on Teeside, and is out of favour at Swansea. His only goal this campaign has come in the Capital One Cup, with Bafetimbi Gomes keeping him out of the team. Emnes can also play out wide, and was linked with a loan to Bolton earlier this season, The BBC reported.

Peter Crouch

Former England international Peter Crouch is now 34-years-old, and experiencing a prolonged spell on the sidelines at Stoke City. Crouch has been selected for just 46 minutes of Premier League football this season by manager Mark Hughes, who has evolved the club's style since taking over. Just last season he scored eight league goals for the club, and a short term loan to Leeds could benefit all parties. He would give opposing defences plenty to think about, with his height an increased option for the club's set piece takers to take advantage of.

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