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BBC pundit’s response when asked if Leeds should make loan signings

Noel Whelan was not impressed with Leeds United’s performance against Nottingham Forest in the Championship last weekend.

Noel Whelan suggested on The Noel Whelan Show on BBC Radio Leeds on Friday evening (February 12) that Leeds United need not make any signings during the loan window.

Whelan, a former Leeds striker, made the comments while discussing the Whites’ performance against Nottingham Forest last weekend.

The West Yorkshire outfit went down 1-0 to Forest at Elland Road in the Championship. The performance of Steve Evans’s side left much to be desired, with the team severely lacking creativity.

Whelan has suggested that Leeds need not sign players in order to add to their game. The Englishman believes that the players need to step up their game and perform to the best of their abilities.

“I think it can be there, I think it is there in the team, but when you don’t play to your maximum ability, your maximum performances - and I am talking about closing down, your desire to move the ball quickly, to look after the ball better - it was sloppy, it was a lacklustre performance with no creativity, you are not going to win games that way,” said Whelan on The Noel Whelan Show on BBC Radio Leeds on Friday evening (February 12) when asked if Leeds need to sign players in order to compensate what they are lacking at the moment.

Leeds are 16th in the Championship table at the moment with 36 points from 30 matches. The West Yorkshire outfit are 15 points behind sixth-placed Derby County and 10 points above the relegation zone.

The Whites will return to action on Monday evening when they take on automatic promotion contenders Middlesbrough at Elland Road in the Championship.

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