Danny Mills has suggested to LUTV that the capture of Barry Douglas has made a big difference to promotion-chasing Leeds United.
Leeds pulled off a serious bargain in recruiting the Scotland international, who was a first-team regular in the Wolverhampton Wanderers side that won promotion last season.
According to The Sun, the Whites paid only £3 million to sign the 29-year-old and that is looking like a better deal with each passing week, with Marcelo Bielsa's side sitting top of the Championship.
United spent most of the 2017-18 campaign using Gaetano Berardi - normally a right-back - in a left-back role, while £1.5 million was also spent on signing Laurens de Bock in January, but Mills intimates that the addition of Doulgas has 'improved the team no end'.
Mills, who spent five years at Elland Road, told LUTV: "Of course now they've brought in quality on the left-hand side [of defence], which I think has improved the team no end.
"And that's important. You've always got to keep adding more quality, adding competition for places because that raises everybody's standards."
Leeds have a few players on international duty, but they don't have to worry about Douglas coming back injured. Fortunately for the West Yorkshire side, Scotland have Liverpool's Andy Robertson and Celtic star Kieran Tierney as left-back options, so that is one less concern for the Elland Road faithful during the two-week hiatus in club football.
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