Five things Leeds United fans are talking about this evening

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

Leeds United have endured an interesting couple of days, leaving fans with plenty to discuss.

With the transfer window swiftly approaching its deadline, here is a look at what some of the Leeds supporters who have taken to fans forums LUFC Talk and Marching on Together are discussing on Monday evening...

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Squad depth

Leeds may be doing brilliantly in the Championship but their performance against Sutton United in the FA Cup at the weekend saw some of the positivity, albeit probably temporarily, disappear. As well as being cross with Garry Monk's team selection - he made 10 changes for the clash against the non-league side - the main concern amongst supporters is the lack of depth within the squad that was made abundantly clear on Sunday. 

Did Monk intend to send a message with Sutton team selection?

Sutton manager Paul Doswell greets Leeds' manager Garry MonkSutton manager Paul Doswell greets Leeds' manager Garry Monk

With no new signings made during the January transfer window - apart from the deal that sees Pablo Hernandez stay - supporters on the forums are starting to wonder whether Monk intended to send a message to club's board that it is time to get the chequebook out by highlighting the lack of depth beyond his best XI. 

Alfonso Pedraza 

There is plenty of intrigue amongst supporters regarding Leeds' interest in Villarreal winger Alfonso Pedraza. The 20-year-old is seemingly closing in on a loan move to Elland Road (via Yorkshire Evening Post), and with the deadline looming, the deal may be done imminently. With fans concerned about some of the current wide options within Monk's squad, there is a slightly cautious excitement building that he could be a good addition.

Omar Bogle vs Ashley Fletcher

West Ham United's Ashley Fletcher has a shot at goalWest Ham United's Ashley Fletcher

It has been well documented that Leeds want a new striker during this window (via Yorkshire Evening Post), and two of the contenders that have been linked are Ashley Fletcher of West Ham and Grimsby's Omar Bogle (via Guardian). While most supporters accept that additional options are needed up front to support Chris Wood - though some have backed the likes of Kemar Roofe to succeed if needed - questions have been raised about both targets largely due to their lack of experience in the Championship.

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Alex Mowatt

Alex Mowatt's time with Leeds came to an end last week as he joined Championship rivals Barnsley following a difficult time when his career appeared to be in danger of stagnating. While the strength of the first XI has meant that no fans are making drastic claims about what Mowatt's short-term future at Leeds could have looked like, some are wondering whether it was the wrong decision to let him go and whether he still had a role to play for the Whites as cover for Pablo Hernandez ahead of a crucial few months for the Championship side.

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