Campbell worried by what he saw in Leeds dugout and points finger at Orta
Kevin Campbell fears Leeds United’s lack of activity in the summer transfer window is proving costly in the early stages of the season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said Marcelo Bielsa’s lack of squad depth is being exposed following a succession of injuries.
Leeds United’s bench for Saturday’s 2-1 loss to West Ham consisted of just two senior players – Jack Harrison and Tyler Roberts.
The only other player with a Premier League appearance to their name was Crysencio Summerville, who made his debut at Newcastle a fortnight ago.
Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Robin Koch, Adam Forshaw and Pascal Struijk were all ruled out of the Hammers’ visit.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if Leeds should have signed more players in the window, Campbell said: “100 per cent.
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“Their squad is not deep enough. They should have signed a couple more in the summer.
“Yes, Bielsa has and can work miracles but this is the second season. It is not going to be the same as the first. Teams scheme against you differently.
“Leeds need to counteract that and no disrespect to the Under-23s but they are not at the level needed to make a real difference off the bench yet. You cannot bring a couple of them on and expect them to change the game.
“Benches are so important now and depth-wise Leeds are just not strong enough.
“Therefore, you have to question why they didn’t add another couple of bodies in key positions in the last transfer window.”
The Whites bolstered their squad with the additions of Dan James, Junior Firpo and Kristoffer Klaesson in the last transfer window.
The club also took up the option to sign Jack Harrison permanently after successful loan spells at Elland Road.