By Alex Stevens

Sol Bamba has called on Leeds to invest during the January transfer window by purchasing at least two new players.

The Leeds captain has admitted the squad is “a bit short” as they head into Saturday’s Championship home game with struggling MK Dons on the back on a morale-boosting six-match unbeaten sequence.

As revealed by Football Insider, the Yorkshire club are in the market for a new striker, with Kyle Lafferty and Peter Crouch top of their shopping list, and they are also hopeful of extending Liam Bridcutt’s loan from Sunderland.

Bamba is convinced that some new additions could potentially propel Leeds into play-off contention.

 “A few additions in January would now help,” Bamba told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “To compete, you need a good squad. At the minute, if I am honest, we are a bit short.

“So, if we can add one or two in the transfer window then we could end up right in the mix.

“Belief has been a big factor in how we have been playing. Football is all about confidence. Six unbeaten helps us in that respect and we need to keep it going.

“We said in the dressing room after Derby that to make it a valuable point, we have to now beat MK Dons. We must get the three points.”

Leeds made it six games unbeaten on Tuesday night, drawing 2-2 in an entertaining clash with Derby at Elland Road.

Leeds are targeting a loan deal for Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty

Target man: Leeds are keen on a deal for Kyle Lafferty

The result leaves the Yorkshire giants nine points adrift of the play-off places, but ten points clear of the relegation zone, and the signs are that former Rotherham boss Evans is making real progress at the biggest club outside of the top flight.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds on Tuesday night, Evans disclosed that he had received a text from a top-flight player stating that he wants to sign for the club in the first few days of the January window.

“Well I had a player, who’s in the Premier League now, text me an hour before the game saying ‘Good luck, I hope I’m with you next week’,” Evans explained. “So from a playing point of view, he wants to be here.

“We just have to make sure that his club sanctions that deal, because I know for a fact that we’re trying to do business with them, so it’s whether we can get the deal over the line.”