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Failure to sign new striker could cost Leeds play-off place

Thomas Christiansen, Manager of Leeds United arrives prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Newport County and Leeds United at Rodney Parade on January 7, 2018 in Newport,...

Leeds United must strengthen their attacking options this month.

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.

Leeds United are hopeful that this could finally be the year in which they manage to get out of the Championship, but the club's activity in this month's transfer window could be key in terms of determining whether they fulfil that objective.

Thomas Christiansen's side have been heavily active in the transfer market so far - they have signed defenders Laurens De Bock and Aapo Halme along with midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi (who has been loaned out to Cultural Leonesa), while forward Oliver Sarkic has made his loan move permanent.

Thomas Christiansen, Manager of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017 in Bristol, England.

However, it is evident that Leeds need to bring in another striker this month if they are to stand a good chance of getting back into the Premier League.

Kemar Roofe, who has filled in well up front at times, is Leeds' leading scorer across all competitions this season with seven goals, while Samu Saiz and the inconsistent Pierre-Michel Lasogga have found the net on five occasions each.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham,...

Leeds, however, still lack a prolific striker and Christiansen must act quickly in order to address this issue.

Failure to do so could be very costly indeed, but if Christiansen finds the right option then it could make the difference for Leeds.

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