Liam Bridcutt highlights an area Leeds may need to strengthen

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Leeds United may need to sign a striker in the January transfer window, says Liam Bridcutt.

Sunderland-owned defender Liam Bridcutt has told BBC Radio Leeds that Leeds United may need a striker.

The 26-year-old defensive midfielder, who is on loan at Leeds from Premier League outfit Sunderland, has made his argument by pointing out the injury suffered by New Zealand international striker Chris Wood.

“For me, that’s the manager’s decision,” Bridcutt told BBC Radio Leeds when asked which department Leeds need to strength in the January transfer window. “It depends on what he has got in his plans.

“Looking at our performances, we have been good in the way we pass the ball and keep the ball. Obviously with Wood out for a few weeks now, we may need a striker.”

Wood joined Leeds from Premier League outfit Leicester City in the summer of 2015. The 24-year-old striker has scored eight goals and created 25 chances in 23 La Liga appearances so far this season.

The former West Bromwich Albion man has a pass accuracy of 61% and a shot accuracy of 40%, and has won 68 headers, six dribbles and six tackles.

Leeds are 13th in the Championship table at the moment with 32 points from 25 matches, nine points behind Ipswich Town, who are currently sixth and occupy the final playoff spot.

The West Yorkshire outfit will return to action next weekend when they take on Rotherham United at Elland Road in the third round of the FA Cup.

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