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Redfearn says Leeds need a striker like £14m ex-forward Ross McCormack, worried about strategy

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn

Neil Redfearn has had plenty to say about his former club.

Leeds United manager Neil RedfearnLeeds United manager Neil Redfearn

Neil Redfearn was a guest on Radio Yorkshire's Yorkshire Football Show on Wednesday evening, and had plenty to say about his former club.

The former head coach and head of academy discussed the need for Leeds to have a prolific scorer in their side, and also their transfer strategy and his worries about the club's finances.

Redfearn discussed the need for Leeds to have a prolific goalscorer in their side if they are to challenge for promotion.

Nottingham Forest's David Vaughan in action with Leeds' Chris WoodNottingham Forest's David Vaughan in action with Leeds' Chris Wood

He described how he hoped it would prove to be current frontman Chris Wood, but said they need to be in the market for the very best players in the division, citing ex-captain Ross McCormack as an example.

He said: "They'll come up with goals but when Leeds have been successful in recent times they need to be looking at someone prolific to come up with 20 plus. Chris Wood is capable but he's needed those type of players [like Roofe and Hernandez] to be brought in.

"McCormack is prolific he scores goals wherever he goes. This is the type of player Leeds need to be in the market for. Goalscorers breed confidence in the players around them."

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for FulhamRoss McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for Fulham

Leeds sold McCormack to Fulham in 2012 for £12 million, and just this week he has left the west London side to sign with Aston Villa at £14 million.

The Whites cannot afford to compete financially at that price despite cashing in on the striker two summers ago, and must hope Wood can come good or Roofe or Antonsson can step up. Failing that, they could look to snap up a bargain as the transfer window heads towards it's final weeks.

Wood might have broken 20 last season had it not been for injury, and this season he needs to surpass that mark to prove a point.

Redfearn is worried about the club's finances, due to the fact they sold Lewis Cook to Bournemouth last month, with Sam Byram sold months earlier.

He said: "There must be a shortage of money if the only assets the club has got are being sold to fund the season.

"You'd like to this there's be money available for Garry Monk to have a real go this season. It doesn't seem right."

Derby's Tom Ince in action with Leeds'  Lewis CookLewis Cook was sold by Leeds earlier this summer

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