Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy shares his thoughts on Leeds United's transfer policy

Leeds are constantly being linked with moves for some fairly big names.

Last night saw Ipswich Town deal Leeds United's rising play-off hopes a massive reality check as a last minute goal from Brett Pittman earned the Tractor Boys all three points at Portman Road.

It was a gutting end to game that had started so brightly for Leeds, when Souleymane Doukara opened the scoring after just 12 seconds of play.

However Ipswich fought back and Leeds are now looking like big play-off outsiders.

But Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy still believes they are in with a shout and believes the transfer market could be key.

He told the East Anglia Daily Times:

"Yes. I think they are. I think they are because they seem to have that belief that they can be in contention which is a big thing.

"It looks to me like they'll continue to bring players in. Not small players. You got £3 million for Wood, £1-and-half (million) for Dallas. You know they have spent money.

"Bridcutt's come in on loan from Sunderland I am sure there not giving him two bob. They've strengthened and it sounds to me like they are still looking at strengthening."

Indeed Leeds are consistently being linked with moves for big names often playing in the Premier League.

Kyle Lafferty, Peter Crouch and Nathan Dyer among those recently mentioned.

Despite that so far the club have only brought in Muzzy Carayol from Middlesbrough, and also extended the loan spell of Liam Bridcutt.

If Leeds can make some impressive squad improvements this month then their play-off hopes can not be written off just yet.

Time will tell if Leeds can make the right strides this month toward a play-off push toward the end of the season.

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