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Steve Evans discusses Leeds' loan window plans after losing to Nottingham Forest

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Steve Evans wants 'one or two' loan signings after Leeds lost 1-0 at home to Nottingham Forest.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he is looking to add 'one or two' signings in the loan window.

The Whites lost at Elland Road this afternoon, as Nottingham Forest snatched a 1-0 away win thanks to a goal from striker Nelson Oliveira.

Despite having 62% of possession at Elland Road, Leeds failed to find the back of the net, with their lack of quality again being exposed today.

Fans were frustrated when Monday's transfer deadline passed without Leeds bringing in a new striker, and those supporters will have a similar feeling this evening.

Manager Steve Evans is in a similar mindset too, and he spoke to BBC Radio Leeds after the game about his need for new signings.

The Scot believes Leeds are 'three or four' players away from having a real quality side, and would be worried had he not secured the likes of Liam Bridcutt, Toumani Diagouraga and Mustapha Carayol since his arrival in October.

With the loan window opening on Tuesday, Evans was also asked whether he would be targeting new additions - and he admitted that he wants one or two players in on loan, and has backing from owner Massino Cellino to do that.

"We've never hidden that we're a million miles from being right," said Evans. "We've never hidden that. I didn't hide it inside the dressing room, I don't hide it outside. We've said, we're three or four real quality players away from being a really good side. And I think if we get the three or four quality players - that's 40% of your team - it can make a world of difference."

"Have the boys we've brought in made a difference to us? Yes they have. But all I can do is work with the tools that we've got until we can get better tools in. I would be a really worried man at this stage of the season if I was here without Bridcutt, if I was here without big Toumani and I was without Mustapha."

"We want to add one or two, there's no hiding from the fact that we want to add one or two, and we'll be working hard to do that. We know we need to add one or two; maybe more. We don't kid ourselves. The president is supporting me, but every one of our supporters know that we need to strengthen," he added.

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