By Will Butcher
Former Leeds player Noel Whelan has revealed that he’s disappointed with his former side’s decision to sign just one striker during the summer.
Manager Garry Monk brought in Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson in the early stages of the transfer window for around £2million, but failed to add to the 25-year-old hitman.
Writing in his Yorkshire Evening Post column, Whelan declared that the Yorkshire giants are very low in that department and a new forward should have been at the top of Monk’s agenda.
“I’m disappointed that we didn’t work hard enough trying to get a striker through the door,” Whelan wrote in his Yorkshire Evening Post column.
“I find it a little bit strange that we are not scoring enough goals. We are needing and crying out for another striker to be in the ranks because we are very low in numbers in that department.
“That should have been priority number one and they have not managed to do it so for me it’s been a poor window.
“It’s bad business not to have secured a permanent signing or a loan signing of a player who can challenge Chris Wood and Marcus Antonsson.
“For me, Kemar Roofe is not a striker. I’ve seen him play there and he looks a little bit lost. His natural role is a winger.”
Leeds have scored eight goals in seven games this season, and only five of those have come in the league.
Monk did make 11 signings including Antonsson, but chose to focus mostly on his midfield, with six signings including the likes of Liam Bridcutt and Pablo Hernandez.
In other Leeds transfer news, Monk is expected to do battle with Championship rivals Bristol City to sign this former England international.