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Neil Redfearn comments on new signings for Leeds, and his requirements

Leeds United head coach was new players, but improvements.

Lees United head coach Neil Redfearn did not shy way from stating he wants new signings at the club despite the side's victory against Bournemouth.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, the boss said it was important that the club bring in players this transfer window to help their league position.

Redfearn did not name names, nor even go into the specific of positions, but he was very clear on one aspect, that anybody who comes in must be an upgrade on the current squad.

He said: "We need some players in, but we need better players. There's no point bringing in the same as what we've got.

"It has to to be better. These lads are playing well now, they've got the bit between their teeth, but we do need two or three signings, it goes without saying."

Leeds have a transfer embargo meaning they can only sign players on loan, so this immediately makes it more difficult to bring in some of the quality desired.

The club sit at the bottom end of the Championship and the uncertainty around owner Massimo Cellino thanks to his ban could put players off, but the chance to play at Elland Road is always an attraction for players.

What should not be lost in last night's game against Bournemouth, is it was not the summer signings which made a big difference, despite the number of new faces to come in reaching double figures, only three started, Silvestri, Cooper, and Bellusci, who was sent off - while the matchwinner was a player seemingly shoved aside for the new faces, Luke Murphy.

SkySports linked Leeds last week to Albanian striker Edgar Cani who plays for Serie B strugglers for Catania, but it's fair from his below average scoring record that he is not the type of upgrade Leeds need up front when they have Billy Sharp sitting on the bench.

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