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Steve Evans outlines number of players Leeds need for playoff push next season

Leeds United could finish in the top 10 of the Championship this season.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has suggested to The Yorkshire Post that the club need four more players to launch a bid for a top-six finish in the Championship next season.

The West Yorkshire outfit have not featured in the Premier League since 2004 and are pretty much an also-ran in the Championship at the moment.

Evans believes that Leeds need to sign four players in the summer transfer window in order to mount a serious challenge for the playoffs during the 2016-17 campaign.

“We are still two or three bodies, maybe four, away from being a top-six side,” the Leeds head coach told The Yorkshire Post.

“We have got some real quality. These players don’t need anything other than a little bit of help. How do you help them? You give them more quality players to work with.”

Leeds have a squad that is good enough to challenge for a top-10 finish in the Championship.

The West Yorkshire outfit have been inconsistent under Evans, but the Scotsman has not done too badly.

After all, Leeds are on course for their highest finish in the Championship standings since the 2010-11 season.

The Whites will take on promotion-chasing Hull away from home at the KC Stadium in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

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