Eddie Gray concerned by Leeds transfer situation, explains major problem for Evans

Elland Road pitchside

Eddie Gray has given a damning verdict on Leeds United's transfer situation.

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that the club are struggling to land new signings as there aren't enough quality players available right now.

The Whites lost 1-0 at home to Rotherham United on Saturday, meaning new manager Steve Evans has won two, drawn two and lost two of his first six games; a truly mixed bag of results.

We're now just hours away from the loan window closing for Football League clubs, and despite Evans desperately trying to bring in new faces, Leeds are struggling.

A deal for Sunderland's Liam Bridcutt was agreed at the start of the month according to The Telegraph, yet the midfielder still hasn't arrived at Elland Road, suggesting that the deal may be off despite Leeds still hoping to push the move through.

Another striker is also needed, with Evans telling the Yorkshire Post less than two weeks ago that he wants to bring Norwich City misfit Kyle Lafferty to the club - but that deal hasn't been done either.

Leeds are running out of time to bring in reinforcements, and now club legend and former boss Eddie Gray has had his say on matters at Elland Road.

The Scot has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he would be 'concerned' if Leeds didn't manage to bring in new signings before the loan deadline, but stated that Leeds are struggling to bring in new faces as there simply aren't enough quality players available right now, posing a major problem for manager Evans.

"I’d be concerned if nothing happens because Steve’s talked a lot about getting players in and he seems to know who he wants," said Gray. "He obviously thinks we don’t have the right quality and it’ll help him if he gets a couple of players who fit into his way of doing things.

"But if you’re signing players in November then they have to be players who’ll walk straight into your team. Anything else is pointless. People have to realise that, at this stage of the season, there aren’t that many good players out there waiting to be signed."

"That’s not me making excuses for nothing happening. What I’m saying is that if you’re trying to bring in more quality – and the team at Leeds needs more quality, there’s no doubt about that – then this isn’t really the time when you’ve got loads of options available," he added.

It has to be quality over quantity for Leeds, but with such little time remaining, Evans may be left frustrated in his pursuit of new faces - and fans would be even more disgruntled after a poor season so far, with the squad clearly lacking some real quality right now.

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