Chris Powell suggests Leeds need two January signings to ensure their place in play-off contention

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

Leeds United have made a mixed start to the season in the Championship.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

Chris Powell has told the Daily Star that one or two additions during the January transfer window could be all it takes for Leeds to ensure that they will be in the play-off mix come the end of the season.

It has been a turbulent start to the season in the Championship for Thomas Christiansen's men, with the Whites amongst the early pace-setters in the division before falling away after a run of seven defeats in nine league games.

Leeds United players celebrate after scoring the second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in...

They appear to be getting themselves back on track despite a heavy defeat to Wolves, as the loss was surrounded by impressive victories over Middlesbrough and Barnsley to leave them just two places and three points outside the play-off spots. And Powell is optimistic for the Yorkshire side that some good business in January could be all they need to keep themselves in the promotion hunt.

“They’ve gone through a spell now that they didn’t foresee, but they’ve picked up again. What’s happened is indicative of what happens in the Championship," he told the Daily Star. “We’ll see what happens with Leeds because Christensen is a new manager.

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4, 2017 in Brentford, England.

“He’s getting used to how competitive the league is. I’m sure with maybe one or two additions in January they’ll still be fighting for a top six spot.”

With six games to go until the January transfer window opens, Christiansen will know how important it is that the side build on the results they secured against Boro and Barnsley as momentum is so important at this stage of the season.

If the Whites find themselves within touching distance of the top six - or even higher perhaps - come January, making a couple of smart additions could be huge for Leeds to give the squad a further lift that could help them keep that momentum as the season goes on. 

But with so many games ahead before January, Christiansen will be doing everything he can to ensure that the team stay focused on getting to the winter window in a position that means that they have got plenty to play for and the signings they make can help the side battle for a play-off spot.

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