Leeds summer signing Kyle Bartley comments on transfer situation, wants more new players signed

Leeds United's Kyle Bartley in action with QPR's Sebastien Polter

Leeds signing Kyle Bartley is keen to see more new faces arrive at Elland Road.

Leeds United's Kyle Bartley in action with QPR's Sebastien PolterLeeds United's Kyle Bartley in action with QPR's Sebastien Polter

Leeds United defender Kyle Bartley has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he does think the club need to make new signings, even though he rates the current squad.

The Whites opened their Championship campaign with a disastrous 3-0 defeat away at Queens Park Rangers on Sunday afternoon, and tonight take on Fleetwood Town in the first round of the EFL Cup.

Swansea's Kyle Bartley looks dejected at the end of the game

Manager Garry Monk will be looking for a response after Sunday's defeat, but many fans are calling for more new signings to arrive having been swept aside by QPR.

Monk has already brought in Robert Green, Matt Grimes, Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe, Hadi Sacko and Marcus Antonsson as well as the aforementioned Bartley, with Leeds enjoying a productive transfer window so far.

Swansea's Kyle Bartley in action with Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge

However, gaps remain in the side, as loanee Liam Bridcutt has yet to be replaced since he returned to parent club Sunderland this summer, whilst Lewis Cook's move to Bournemouth has heightened the need for another midfielder to arrive at Elland Road.

The summer transfer window slams shut three weeks today, giving Monk some time to see what Leeds still need to bring in – and defender Bartley has now had his say on the club's transfer situation.

Oxford's Kemar Roofe and Swansea's Kyle Bartley in actionKemar Roofe and Kyle Bartley in action

Bartley has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he does think the current squad is good enough to compete in the Championship, as there are a number of talented players and a skilled coaching staff behind them.

However, the centre back did admit that he thinks Leeds are 'a little bit light', and need to bring in some new signings – and hopes that Monk and chairman Massimo Cellino can get some deals done before the transfer deadline.

"I definitely think it (the squad) is good enough to compete," said Bartley. "We’ve got some really talented players and obviously with the coaching staff, we fully believe in them and the style they’re trying to implement. But I think we are a little bit light. I’m sure the manager has stressed that and hopefully between the manager and the owner they can see what areas we need to strengthen," he added.

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