Evans confirms Leeds' stance on loan signings hasn't changed, makes confident claim

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The Leeds head coach has been discussing squad depth and potential incomings.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has confirmed the club will 'never say no' to adding to the squad but will only sign anyone on loan if they can potentially move to Elland Road full time, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

And the Scot has made the confident claim that his squad isn't as stretched as some may think.

Evans told the BBC: "We're not as stretched as some people think. We're not that stretched but we'll never say no to adding to the squad.

"The criteria we've been over many, many times. They have to come on loan with a view to signing next season.

"If we need someone, I'm confident the people at this football club will make it happen."

Ultimately, that sounds more like Leeds won't sign anyone before the end of the window rather than the club working on anyone behind the scenes.

If United do stay up, of course, which looks very likely barring total disaster, making a short-term signing might not make much sense financially or for other reasons.

Should Leeds bring a player in to play a few dead rubbers and then go back to his parent club, it'd be a waste of time for both parties.

That said, Leeds have been dire recently and their only win came against the Championship's bottom side. New blood would certainly improve the squad, as confident as Evans is about the Whites' existing depth.

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