Journalist identifies specific transfer priority for Leeds in January window
Leeds United need to make a naturally left footed left back their priority in the upcoming January transfer window, according a journalist.
The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Lee Sobot stated in his piece about things learned from the win over Queens Park Rangers that although there may be calls for the club to secure a new goalkeeper, it is specifically the left side of defence which needs sorting out first.
Thomas Christiansen chose to utilise Gaetano Berardi, naturally a right back, on the left flank against QPR, as he has a notable lack of options at his disposal for the position.
The Whites brought Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson on loan over the summer to try and fill the gap, but he was left as an unused substitute against Rangers, having made just one league appearance for his loan side this season.
As well as Berardi, Christiansen has chosen to slot former Newcastle United utility man Vurnon Anita at left back, but he has also struggled to hold down a place in the first team.
The goalkeeping issue is likely to rear its head once again after Felix Wiedwald, a summer arrival from Werder Bremen, made an error which led to QPR bringing the score back to 2-1, but Kemar Roofe netted his hat trick goal deep into added time to secure the three points.
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