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Steve Evans says Leeds need to sign three quality players

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Steve Evans believes Leeds need three more quality players.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Steve Evans has indicated that he believes Leeds need to sign three players this month to compete with the teams fighting for play-off football.

Speaking after seeing his side lose to Ipswich Town, Evans said: “Our quality was poor and it’s very evident that we need better players. But if the benchmark to get in the play-offs is Ipswich Town then three players could change us. With three quality players we’d come here and deal with it quite comfortably.”

Ipswich are currently in fourth place, and Evans believes that with three more quality players Leeds would have comfortably defeated Mick McCarthy’s men.

Souleymane Doukara gave Leeds the lead after just 12 seconds, but Ipswich fought back, and the Whites could not prevent falling down to a 2-1 defeat.

If Leeds have realistic ambitions of securing play-off football, they need to be at the level where they can defeat Ipswich, and Evans believes three more players would have made that an easy task.

Evans has claimed that Ipswich are the benchmark for play-off football, and so to get into the top six, any squad has to be equal to them.

And in the Scottish coach’s eyes, Leeds are these three signings away from matching the Tractor Boys.

Liam Bridcutt and Mustapha Carayol have already arrived at Elland Road on loan deals this month, but if Evans has his way, Leeds will be completing more transfer business before the close of the window at the end of January.

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