Former Huddersfield manager Chris Powell believes that Leeds United need “one or two” more additions in the January transfer window in order to seal a top-six spot in the Championship.
Thomas Christiansen’s men started the season strongly and were top of the pile in September before a disastrous run of form saw them slip well down the standings.
However there are signs that the Whites have got over that blip with wins against rivals Middlesbrough and Barnsley in recent weeks, lifting them back up to eighth in the Championship table.
Now, speaking to the Daily Star, Powell has made it clear that be believes Leeds are a sure bet for at least a play-off spot this season if they can make the most of the upcoming transfer window.
“As I’ve always said, this league can quickly turn your form around,” he said.
“They’ve going through a spell now that they didn’t foresee, but they’ve picked up again. What’s happened is indicative of what happens in the Championship.
“We’ll see what happens with Leeds because Christiansen is a new manager.
“He’s getting used to how competitive the league is. I’m sure with maybe one or two additions in January they’ll still be fighting for a top six spot.”
Since taking full ownership of the Yorkshire club in May, owner Andrea Radrizzani has bankrolled a major overhaul of Leeds, from their first-team squad to the youth sides and from the coaching set-up and to now owning Elland Road.
The Whites welcomed a glut of new faces to the squad and are barely recognisable to the one that finished seventh with Garry Monk in charge last season.
Next up for Leeds is a clash against Aston Villa at Elland Road on Friday night.
A win could see them rises up to sixth in the table, above Boro and Derby
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