Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told Radio Yorkshire that he wants to give Massimo Cellino a 'huge problem' ahead of the January transfer window.
Evans has made a positive impression at Leeds since taking charge, with the Whites losing just one of his first five matches in charge.
The 53-year-old has managed to guide Leeds up to 15th in the Championship table, but he is keen for his side to continue their rise.
Evans wants Leeds to drag themselves into promotion contention, as he feels that he will be backed with a big budget if there is a chance they could break into the play-offs.
“I’ve always said that if I can put Leeds in the top 10 at a good time of the season, there will only be one team that everyone is looking at,” Evans said. “They won’t be looking at anyone else.
“I do believe that Mr. Cellino will strengthen, and I want to give him that problem in January. I want to give him a huge problem.
“I want to give him headaches at night, thinking that we have a real chance, but there’s a lot that has to happen before that.”
Leeds started the season slowly under the guidance of Uwe Rosler, but they have won their last two games and momentum is building at Elland Road.
The Whites are still nine points adrift of the play-off spots as things stand, but they have a series of winnable fixtures coming up after the international break.
Five of Leeds’ next six matches are against teams in the bottom-half, with Rotherham United the first of those on November 21.