Sol Bamba comments on Leeds’ January business, makes an observation about squad size

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Leeds United were busy in the January transfer window.

Sol Bamba has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds United do not have as big a squad as some of the other clubs in the Championship do.

The Leeds defender has also suggested that Leeds did not sign enough players in the January transfer window.

“When you see the other teams, the players they bring in, they’re getting stronger and stronger,” the 31-year-old centre-back told The Yorkshire Evening Post.

“When you look at ourselves, we haven’t done much. We’ve brought in two very good players but I think the manager wanted to add one or two more.

“If you look at other Championship sides, they’ve got big squads. We don’t. Ours compared to them, we don’t have the same. We could have added one or two more to make the squad stronger. But overall I think we’re okay to finish the season.”

Leeds signed Jack McKay and Paul McKay from Doncaster Rovers, and midfielder Toumani Diagouraga from Brentford in the January transfer window.

Liam Bridgett’s loan deal from Sunderland was extended until the end of the season, while Mustapha Carayol joined from Middlesbrough on loan for the rest of the 2015-16 campaign.

The West Yorkshire outfit sold defender Sam Byram to West Ham United last month, while midfielder Tommaso Bianchi joined Ascoli on loan and Chris Dawson was released.

Leeds are 15th in the Championship table at the moment with 36 points from 29 matches. The Whites are 11 points above the relegation zone and 12 points behind sixth-placed Ipswich Town.

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