Should Leeds consider January move for Newcastle's Jack Colback?

Newcastle player Jack Colback in action during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Birmingham City and Newcastle United at St Andrews (stadium) on January 7, 2017 in Birmingham,...

The Newcastle United ace could be a useful addition to the Leeds United squad.

APOEL's headcoach Thomas Christiansen looks on during the UEFA Champions League group stages play-off football match between Cyprus' APOEL Nicosia and Denmark's FC Copenhagen on August 24,...

Whites boss Thomas Christiansen has a lot of work to do at Elland Road, despite his side's respectable start to their 2017/18 Championship campaign.

Leeds currently sit in in sixth position in the table at the time of writing, after a return of 23 points from their opening 15 league games.

There does seem to be a lack of a physical edge in the west Yorkshire outfit's engine room, however - something that has proven to be detrimental to their chances of winning tough away games.

Jack Colback in action  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest at St James' Park on December 30, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

With this in mind, Christiansen will surely be prioritising the signing of a highly-energetic midfielder in January, and a useful option for them could be Magpies ace Jack Colback.

The 28-year-old has been jettisoned from the Newcastle first-team setup this season, having been told that he is not part of Rafa Benitez's plans, and he is currently training with the club's under-23's.

Colback would be ideal for Leeds, what with his tireless work ethic, competitive nature, and 100 per cent commitment to the cause.

Newcastle United manmager Rafa Benitez celebrates with Jack Colback (r)  after winning the Sky Bet Championship title after the match between Newcastle United and Barnsley at St James'...

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The former Sunderland man is an intelligent footballer, and possesses an impressive array of passing - something that would undoubtedly help the Whites improve upon the fluidity of their play.

And if Christiansen does in fact manage to bring Colback to Elland Road, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for Leeds.

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