Simon Walton discusses Leeds' transfers, gives January advice to Steve Evans

Simon Walton believes Leeds need a spark in the final third.

Former Leeds United midfielder and boyhood Whites fan Simon Walton has told BBC Radio Leeds that Steve Evans needs to try and keep Liam Bridcutt at the club.

The Whites make the trip to Molineux this evening as they take on Wolverhampton Wanderers, with manager Evans looking to string together a run of positive results.

After nine games in charge of Leeds, Evans has won three, drawn three and lost three, with the Whites hoping that a win tonight can spark some consistency.

Ultimately, Evans will be looking towards the January transfer window in a bid to mould his own squad, and former Leeds midfielder Simon Walton has some advice for him.

Walton, 28, is currently playing in League Two with Crawley Town, but came up through the ranks with boyhood club Leeds during their Premier League days.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, Walton has looked at the situation with his former club, stating that one of the biggest priorities in January should be keeping on-loan Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt.

Walton also added that, if Leeds could bring in just one player next month, it should be an attacking player to add a spark in the final third - even if it costs the club a large transfer fee to do it.

"I think keeping a player like Liam Bridcutt," said Walton. "We've been crying out for that type of midfielder from the start of the season. I think if you get Sol Bamba back to how Sol Bamba was last year, that's like a new signing coming back."

"I think the one thing we're kind of missing at the minute is that little bit of spark, someone up front or out wide or a number 10, who can create something out of nothing. When you're defending well and holding on, just somebody to nick a goal or create a chance from nothing, but those players aren't easy to find and they're certainly not cheap," he added.

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