Senior player reveals what Leeds need to move up Championship table

By Tony Hughes

Leeds defender Kyle Bartley has said that the club needs to improve their attacking threat if they want to continue their good form and move up the Championship table.

Bartley has formed a solid partnership with fan-favourite Pontus Jansson at the heart of the Leeds defence this season, but acknowledges that the team needs to score more goals.

Leeds are currently tenth in the table, three points of the play-off places, but they’ve only scored 14 goals in 14 games.

“We have made good progress,” said Bartley in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“The manager spoke in pre-season about how it might take a little bit of time.

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“There were 10, 11 or 12 new players who came in along with a new management and staff so that always meant it would take time for all the ideas to work.

“As a team, we look a lot more solid defensively and if we can sort out our attacking threat a little bit more then we will be fine.”

Leeds play Burton next in the Championship on Saturday afternoon, and will see it as a fixture that they must get three points from if they want to mount a serious challenge this season.

In other Leeds news, manager Garry Monk has posted this message ahead of the game against Burton.