Leeds United fans react to links with Blackburn Rovers' Bradley Dack

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

League One promotion hopefulls Blackburn Rovers face a challenge holding onto Bradley Dack with Leeds United just one Championship side interested.

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

What Leeds United really need this month is the pace and unpredictability of a winger and the relentless finishing of a natural goal-scorer.

And it seemed that the Whites believed they could get both at Peterborough United. Director of Football Barry Fry told the Peterborough Telegraph that Leeds had made £2 million bids for Marcus Maddison and Jack Marriott, only for both to be turned down.

Marcus Maddison of Peterborough scores his penalty during the penalty shootout in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round replay match between Peterborough United and West Bromwich Albion at ABAX...

And, a month on, it appears unlikely that either will be arriving at Elland Road, especially not Marriott with the Sun claiming that Premier League duo Crystal Palace and West Ham have watched a striker now valued at £7 million.

So the Sun (22nd January, page 50) suggests that Leeds are now looking to another League One club instead in order to strengthen their squad this month.

The report states that Leeds are among Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and Cardiff City in watching Blackburn Rovers star Bradley Dack in recent weeks.

Bradley Dack of Blackburn Rovers in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Blackburn Rovers at Sixfields on December 23, 2017 in Northampton, England.

And while the former Gillingham favourite has 11 goals to his name this season, he is neither a winger nor a striker, instead another midfielder, and it is not immediately clear where he would fit into Thomas Christiansen’s first XI.

Dack is a player with real quality and someone capable of notching double figures from a deeper role. But, in the eyes of Leeds fans, he should not be the club’s primary target.

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