Three positions Leeds absolutely must strengthen in to challenge next season

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Leeds have shown their capabilities with a recent run of three wins out of three - a good summer transfer window could see them build on that.

Right-back

Sam Byram's departure this season has left Leeds United a little short at right-back. Yes, Gaetano Berardi is superb and, when the Swiss is fit, United don't have a problem.

His injury issues this term have left Leeds with Scott Wootton, however, currently deeply unpopular among fans due to his lack of ability.

Lewie Coyle is a promising youngster but the key word is 'youngster.' Another right-back, perhaps with Wootton heading the other way, would really benefit the United squad.

Striker

Right now, Steve Evans can call upon Mirco Antenucci, Chris Wood and Souleymane Doukara up front. Antenucci is in form and Wood is fit and ready to challenge for a spot in the first team.

But what happens when Antenucci is on a bad spell and Wood out injured? Leeds have experienced just that this season and the best teams in the Championship often have four good strikers to call upon.

United are still short of goals and another striker wouldn't mean needing to get rid of any of their current three - and that's not to mention the fact Antenucci is out of contract this summer, anyway.

Attacking midfielder

Just like last season, Leeds have often had to rely on Alex Mowatt or Lewis Cook for creativity in the final third or a piece of magic to win a game. Evans has strengthened out wide through Mustapha Carayol and in defensive midfield through Liam Bridcutt and Toumani Diagouraga.

Another attacking midfielder, though, would really strengthen Leeds' cause in the centre of the pitch and also ease the pressure on Cook and Mowatt - who are still just 19 and 21 respectively.

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