Sol Bamba disagrees with Steve Evans about Leeds United’s striker situation

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Leeds were trying to sign a new striker during the January transfer window.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, Whites skipper Sol Bamba has claimed that he disagrees with Steve Evans, suggesting that Leeds have no need to sign a new striker this season.

Bamba said: “The striker situation, personally I don’t think we need anybody, because Doukara is doing very well. Obviously Wood is injured, but when he is back he’ll give us a big lift, and then we’ve got Mirco [Antenucci]. Most of the time we play with one upfront, so if you add in another striker that’s doing more trouble in the dressing room, because of when you don’t play. So personally I don’t think we need another striker.”

Evans was trying hard over the January transfer window to bring in a new attacker, with the Yorkshire Evening Post claiming that offers were made for Kyle Lafferty, Fraizer Campbell, Kike and Sam Winnall.

No deal could be completed, meaning Leeds are stuck with their trio of Chris Wood, Mirco Antenucci and Souleymane Doukara, unless Evans can bring in one of his targets on a short-term loan deal when the emergency window opens.

However, Bamba does not believe Leeds need to sign a new striker, with their three options already good enough, especially now that Doukara has started to show some good form in front of goal.

Evans regularly plays a 4-3-3 system, meaning only one striker is needed, and Bamba believes bringing in a fourth forward would create more issues that positivity as three players would be forced to miss out on games.

Evans is sure to return to trying to sign a new forward in the coming weeks, but if Bamba had his way, he would not be trying to complete a deal for another attacker.

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