Do Leeds United still need to sign another striker?

Stoke City's Peter Crouch reacts

Despite adding Marcus Antonsson and Kemar Roofe in attack, could Leeds benefit from a proven striker joining?

Oxford's Kemar Roofe celebrates after scoring their first goalOxford's Kemar Roofe celebrates after scoring their first goal

Leeds United have been proactive in the transfer market this summer, adding impressive attackers Kemar Roofe and Marcus Antonsson.

Antonsson was the top goalscorer in the Swedish league before he joined, while Roofe netted 25 in all competitions for League Two side Oxford United last season.

Leeds United's Chris WoodLeeds United's Chris Wood

Chris Wood is the club's main striker and is hoping for a big season, but if they are serious about promotion, Leeds need to plan for the eventuality of his injury.

Last season Wood missed two months of action, and started 33 of a possible 46 league games. During this spell Leeds fell away, and the club can't afford to have their efforts derailed by more bad luck.

The hope is surely that Antonsson and Roofe can step up, but for all their achievements so far in their career, neither are proven at Championship level.

Souleymane Doukara remains an option, and netted in pre-season this week indicating he can play a role, but will he be enough?

Leeds United's Souleymane Doukara (C) celebrates after scoring their second goalLeeds United's Souleymane Doukara celebrates after scoring their second goal

While Leeds could address the situation midway through the season either through loans, or in the January transfer window, it would be wise now to plan ahead and give an extra signing more time to acclimatise.

A young player on loan from a Premier League side is an unlikely option given the competition at the club already, but Leeds may be able to benefit from signing a veteran, who is more comfortable featuring off the bench.

A player like Peter Crouch would be a wildcard option, while Cardiff's Adam Le Fondre is proven at Championship level and has been loaned out by the Welsh side over the past two seasons.

Either player could help provide leadership the club need in attack, with Doukara and Wood both the eldest strikers in the squad at 24.

A youthful approach is the right way to go, but there are times where a bit more nous and experience could prove vital to unlocking defences in the Championship, and Le Fondre, 29, and Crouch, 35, could both have something to offer.

Stoke City's Peter Crouch reactsStoke City's Peter Crouch 

Adam Le Fondre during his loan spell at WolvesAdam Le Fondre during his loan spell at Wolves

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