Three strikers Monk should have brought to Leeds instead of Marcus Antonsson

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds United were over reliant on Chris Wood this season but it did not have to be that way.

Leeds United's Marcus Antonsson and Fulham's Michael Madl in action

With the Express claiming Leeds United could sell Marcus Antonsson just a year after his arrival, one cannot help but wonder where it all went wrong for the 26-year-old.

After all, he arrived at Elland Road with a fine scoring record at former club Kalmar, but sitting dormant in the shadow of Chris Wood he has had few chances to impress this season.

The thing is: Garry Monk signed him. So why did he bother if he was going to play one up front and not even call on the Swede when Wood was unavailable.

Here we take a look at three strikers Leeds should have targeted instead of Antonsson given his lack of impact thus far:

Bristol City's Tammy Abraham looks dejected

Tammy Abraham

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but imagine what Leeds could have done this season if they had partnered Wood with Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham.

Bristol City were the club to benefit from the Blues’ habit of sending their numerous youngsters out on loan, and a return of 26 goals in 48 matches speaks volumes.

The fact Abraham can play anywhere across the front line means he could have formed a formidable duo with Wood if Leeds had acted quickly enough.

Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty celebrates scoring their second goal

Kyle Lafferty

A player long linked with Leeds but stuck in limbo prior to his Norwich City release this summer, Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty would have surely had more impact than Antonsson.

On reflection a few more goals to turn draws into wins would have got Leeds over the line in the race for a top-six finish and considering he has barely featured for the Canaries, Lafferty would have surely jumped at the chance to make a move to Leeds.

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

Ashley Fletcher

Another player regularly linked with Leeds, Ashley Fletcher has had to make do with a bit-part role at West Ham this season. However a loan move for the former Manchester United player could have given the Whites additional goal threat and another versatile option.

As it is Leeds are left to rue missed opportunities and it is up to Monk to ensure he signs players he has the confidence to actually call on if he remains in charge next season.

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