Leeds United were beaten 2-1 by Ipswich Town on Tuesday night.
Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that his pursuit of new signings is 'frustrating', but is close to a couple of deals.
The Whites saw their eight-game unbeaten run end on Tuesday night at Ipswich Town, as whilst Souleymane Doukara put Leeds in front inside 15 seconds, Ipswich roared back and won 2-1 thanks to goals from Luke Chambers and a last minute winner from Brett Pitman.
Evans must now pick his players up for this weekend's huge clash with Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, but with Leeds now 12 points off the top six, any slim hopes of a play-off place seem to have disappeared.
Still, Evans will be looking to add to his squad this month, having already extended Liam Bridcutt's loan deal from Sunderland until the end of the season, snapped up winger Mustapha Carayol on loan from Middlesbrough, as well as signing twins Jack and Paul McKay from Doncaster Rovers.
Having mustered just four shots on goal against Ipswich, it's clear that Leeds still need more quality in the final third, but Evans is finding his pursuit of new signings 'frustrating'.
Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds after the final whistle at Portman Road, Evans revealed that Leeds have been close with a couple of new signings, but is relying on people higher up at Elland Road to get deals over the line.
The Scot also admitted that he spoke to chairman Massimo Cellino before kick off, and the Italian claims Leeds are moving closer with some deals.
"We've been close with a couple," said Evans. "It's frustrating. We're trying to sign better players, but better players normally mean they come from better levels, therefore it's up to other people behind me to try and sometimes get them through."
"We'll continue trying. The president spoke to me before the game and said we were trying to get close on a couple, so we'll keep trying," he added.
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