Michael Brown suggests why Leeds United missed out on January signings 

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Leeds signed just three senior players in the January transfer window.

Speaking to TV Yorkshire, Michael Brown has bemoaned the fact that Leeds missed out on signing more players in January, with players opting to join teams in better positions than the Elland Road club.

Brown said: “I’m sure they’re always trying to add where they can, but it has to be the right player. They’ve gone for players who have chosen other clubs in a higher situation where they can get into the Premier League. Unfortunately you can’t help that. If they’re you’re number one choice, it’s where do you take that down to the next choice?”

Leeds signed five players in total in January, although only three of them could be considered first-team players.

Toumani Diagouraga signed on a permanent contact, whilst Mustapha Carayol linked up on a loan deal until the end of the season. Liam Bridcutt was the final senior player added by Steve Evans, with the Sunderland midfielder’s loan deal extended until the end of the campaign.

Paul and Jack McKay were also signed on permanent deals, but they have taken a place in Leeds’ development squad.

Brown has claimed that Leeds missed out on other players in January as the Whites are in a poor position in the Championship table.

They cannot win promotion this season without a miracle, and Brown believes that Leeds were targeting players too high for their current station, who opted to sign for other teams with a better chance of getting to the Premier League this season.

Leeds need to start planning for next season, and with some wise - and lucky - signings, they could just push for the top flight after an extended absence in the Football League.

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