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8th Dec, 2016 | 1:36pm

Garry Monk makes admission about Leeds squad

By Matt Farr

Garry Monk has admitted that Leeds have a “thin” squad and intend to be active in the January transfer window.

The former Swansea boss admits that the club need to strengthen their squad ahead of a testing second half of the campaign.

Since taking the helm in the summer, Monk has spearhead an unexpected promotion push, and his work is set to be rewarded by funding from the club in the transfer market.

The 37-year-old manager is keen to fine tune the club’s promotion bid by adding new faces next month.

“In terms of incomings, ideally we need to help the squad,” he told Sky Sports. “We have quite a thin squad as it is. It [any signings] would only be to help the squad that we have.

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“We have been together six months now and it is working in a good way. The only way we would bring someone in is if it will help us.

“If we can do the right business, for the right player, right situation, then like every transfer window, you will look to boost the squad you already have.”

Leeds find themselves in fine form of late, with five wins from their last six league games. They are now fourth in the league, eight points behind leaders Newcastle.

They face off against fellow promotion candidates Brighton on Friday night, who hold a seven point advantage in second place.

Striker Chris Wood has been in particularly fine form for Leeds, scoring 13 goals from 23 appearances in all competitions this term. Souleymane Doukara, meanwhile, has two goals and three assists from 11 appearances.

However, recent injuries to first-teamers Eunan O’Kane, Pablo Hernandez, Liam Bridcutt and Liam Cooper have stretched the Leeds squad pretty thin.

In other Leeds news, the club are in talks to sign a new senior figure to their team behind the scenes at Elland Road.