By Emma Sanders
Former Leeds manager Neil Redfearn has warned the club they are in danger of losing their summer loan stars due to interest from other clubs.
Redfearn has urged Leeds to make their permanent switches a priority or they could face competition from a number of other teams in the January transfer window.
Pontus Jansson, Kyle Bartley, Hadi Sacko and Pablo Hernandez all joined the club on loan this summer and have been hugely impressive under Garry Monk so far.
“I think what they have got to do is to try and nail that side down. That means getting your loan signings done and making sure that they are Leeds players,” Redfearn told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“What you don’t want to do is get a situation where you have got to start again, recruiting another centre-half or whatever. If they [Leeds] can steer clear of injuries and suspensions and keep a settled side out then there’s no reason why they can’t get in the play-offs.”
Leeds have gathered 22 points from their last 30 available and are currently in sixth place in the Championship table, in a play-off spot.
Jansson has been one of the club’s stand-out performers in defence and has already been linked with a number of Premier League clubs this season.
His centre-back partner, Bartley has been equally as impressive and Sacko, Hernandez and the two defenders have already notched up 64 first team appearances between them this season.