Steve Evans on whether Chris Wood's injury impacts on Leeds United's transfer plans

Elland Road

Chris Wood is set to miss the next two weeks' worth of action for Leeds United.

Steve Evans has told LUTV that Leeds United may not bring in a striker, even after Chris Wood’s injury.

Wood has been ruled out for another couple of weeks, meaning that Leeds are short of options up-front.

Evans only has Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci available for selection, but the 53-year-old boss says that he may not make a move to bring in a forward on loan.

“It doesn’t mean we’ll definitely make a move,” Evans said, when asked whether Wood’s injury would force him into the transfer market.

“We’ve always said we’d like to strengthen that area, and we said that in the build up to deadline day.

“But I think it’s a bit of a soap opera now, deadline day, and desperate clubs take desperate measures. We’re not a desperate club.

“I’ve made it clear that we’re not going to bring in players that aren’t going to add to what we’ve got. We wanted more quality, and we couldn’t get one or two over the line.”

With Wood sidelined, Doukara looks likely to start for Leeds in their weekend fixture against Nottingham Forest.

The Ivorian forward has still not won over all the supporters at Elland Road, but he has notched four times in his last six appearances for the Whites.

In terms of incoming additions, Leeds are still being linked with Norwich City forward Kyle Lafferty in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds tried to sign Lafferty throughout January, but could not reach a deal with Norwich.

However, it is believed that they will attempt to bring the Northern Ireland international in on loan at the next available opportunity.

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