Leeds fans concerned by Marcelo Bielsa's January window comments

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

Bielsa was talking ahead of Leeds clash against QPR on Thursday afternoon.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01:Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Leeds United at Bramall Lane on December 1, 2018 in...

Marcelo Bielsa has been quoted by Leeds Live as saying that there will be little action in the January transfer window, as he would prefer to work on his current players - which has been met with concern from Leeds fans on Twitter.

Leeds are suffering an injury crisis, which has already seen Jamal Blackman return to Chelsea. In defence, Stuart Dallas, Liam Cooper, Luke Ayling and Gaetano Berardi are all injured. Izzy Brown and Patrick Bamford are close to a return.

Bielsa is likely to name a makeshift defence on Saturday afternoon at Elland Road against QPR after Dallas and Cooper were ruled out this week, with Jamie Shackleton and Aapo Halme expected to come in.

 

Ahead of Saturday's clash against QPR, Bielsa was asked about whether he would look to bring in defensive and goalkeeping reinforcements in January, but the Argentine remained unmoved on his transfer policy.

"For the second part of the season, when you buy a player it has an impact on the club finances because the big players are not easily available. Apart from the situation where the team needs someone, we won’t buy anyone," Bielsa said.

"I prefer instead of buying to improve the quality of the work because the team usually reflects the quality of the players’ individualities, but it’s also linked to the training and you also can improve a team when you improve the equipment."

Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Leeds United at Bramall Lane on December 01, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

Leeds currently sit in second place in the Championship table and fans are beginning to get excited of a potential promotion back to the Premier League for the first time since relegation in 2004.

So fans became instantly concerned when hearing Bielsa state that he would not look to bring in any players in January, unless it became crucial to do so. One fan Tweeted: "Really hope this doesn't come back to haunt us."

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa shouts instructions to his team from the technical area during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Leeds United at Bramall Lane...

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