Leeds United have managed to lose two games on the bounce and still have a four-point gap to third placed Sheffield United. Two defeats have only cost the side two points overall and the wobble couldn’t have come at a better time, with the January window upon us.
A couple of weeks ago there wasn’t much talk of transfers at Leeds United. Marcelo Bielsa, as always was quiet and played down any business although it was pretty obvious a goalkeeper was on the horizon due to Jamal Blackman’s injury. Now it has become clear that Bielsa wants a defender and with Izzy Brown and Patrick Bamford both still out injured the club have to be thinking about bringing in someone to replace Samu Saiz who departed for Getafe in what was a shock move at the time.
The two defeats in the last week haven’t cost us too much, other results have gone in our favour and that means we have the chance to improve the squad whilst getting some key players back from injury. Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas can’t be too far away from fitness, Cooper was back in training two weeks ago and Dallas was expected to be out for a similar amount of time. Bamford was expected to be fit early January but no word yet on whether he’s on track.
Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta need to realise that these two games were no fluke, we were pushing it coming back against Aston Villa and then Blackburn and we can’t do that every week. For the past four games we have been trailing in a league game and it needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. Fresh blood in the side will give the players and fans a lift. The loan market is there to be utilised and maybe that’s all we need. This opportunity can’t pass us by.