McLaren thinks Leeds needs to make signings

Leeds United hasn’t had their first string team available to play most of the matches in the on-going season. A lot of their players have sustained injuries and the head coach Marcelo Biesla has had to put his second choice players on the park, but that hasn’t reflected on the team’s performance at all.

Whoever has been given the opportunity has stepped up to the plate and has produced the goods which is why Leeds is just at a distance of one point from the top spot in the second division standings at the moment. Their points’ tally reads 42, while Norwich City which is topping the standings has got 43 points.

However there is a school of thought that although they have been able to manage with their back-ups so far, it is going to be difficult for Leeds as the season progresses, without the services of some of their key players. Hence they shouldn’t stay idle in the mid-season transfer window and rather do some shopping because the resources are clearly lacking at this stage.

Steve McLaren, who is in charge of the Queens Park Rangers at the moment, is also from the same school of thought. According to McLaren, whichever teams are aiming to make it to the top tier, it’s important that they have adequate resources moving ahead in the season and that’s not the case with Leeds right now as they have quite a few of their guys out of action courtesy injuries.

“I think they’ve got injuries now. The boy Cooper’s a big loss for them. Ayling’s just coming back.” McLaren was quoted saying by Leeds Live.

“So yes, they need resources. January’s very big for the top six teams, who are hoping for promotion.” McLaren added.