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Eddie Gray unconvinced Leeds will be able to make drastic improvements during loan window

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The Championship side only managed to make a couple of signings during the January window.

Leeds hero Eddie Gray has admitted that he's unconvinced that Steve Evans will be able to make the kind of signings during the loan window that will see them move back into contention for the play-off places, the Yorkshire Post reports.

After a quiet end to the January transfer window, the Whites may be tempted to use the loan market to boost their squad to help put together a last-ditch promotion charge. However, Gray doubts whether his former side will have any luck in trying to significantly improve their squad with short-term deals.

He said, as reported by the Yorkshire Post: "At this stage of the season, who are you going to get in on loan that's going to make a drastic improvement to the squad?

"At this stage, with the transfer window closed, the so-called bigger players that were going to move on have moved on.

"The better players who are still at their clubs will stay there because they are in contention to maybe get into the top six or automatic promotion."

With the club's current form suggesting that a play-off push will have to wait for another year, Leeds may well be better off saving any resources that they were willing to spend on potential incomings during the loan window on strengthening the squad in the summer.

However, if United can put together an impressive run that sees the side begin to claw back the 13 point gap that currently separates them from the top six, then Evans may decide that it is worth capitalising on any momentum they have created by seeing what is available on the market. 

While Gray may feel that seeking loan deals will not be a worthwhile strategy for the club to pursue, his opinion will surely change if Evans' men manage to put some wins together, and make reaching the play-off places a slightly more realistic possibility.

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