Ben Parker outlines what Leeds must bring in during transfer window

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Leeds are still looking for reinforcements this transfer window.

Speaking to TV Yorkshire, former Leeds defender Ben Parker has claimed that the Whites need to bring in more experience in the midfield areas during this transfer window.

Parker said: “We need some more experience, in the central areas. I know we’ve got quite a few bodies [in midfield], but they are a similar age and a similar type of player. If we could get someone with experience - especially Championship experience - then I think that is what we need to look for.”

Parker believes that a central midfielder with experience, preferably of the Championship, to his name is vital.

The current Leeds squad has a selection of options in midfield, but they are all fairly young and similar players, with Liam Bridcutt the only sort of leader Steve Evans can call upon.

Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook and Tom Adeyemi all share the same style of play, and they lack any long-term understanding of the Championship.

Parker wants to see an older midfielder brought in by Evans, as that player is sure to have many years worth of Championship experience to their name.

It has been a constant criticism of Leeds since Massimo Cellino took over at Elland Road, with the club failing to bring in a classic English midfielder, who is experienced and up for the fight.

When looking at the clubs who won promotion to the Premier League last season, all three teams had a midfielder experienced in the Football League who could be relied upon every week.

Gary O’Neil turns out for Norwich, Harry Arter for Bournemouth, and Watford signed Ben Watson midway through the campaign.

This season, Middlesbrough have Grant Leadbitter, and they are fighting for the Championship title.

Leeds lack this sort of player, and Parker wants to see that resolved whilst the transfer window is open this month.

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