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12th Dec, 2016 | 7:55am

Rob Green makes admission about Leeds squad ahead of January window

By Matt Farr

Rob Green has admitted that Leeds must strengthen their squad in the January window.

The goalkeeper claimed that the “numbers can be an issue” due to the gruelling Championship fixture list.

Green was part of the side that lost 2-0 to Brighton at the weekend, their eighth defeat of the campaign, and Leeds now turn their attention to Tuesday’s clash against Reading at Elland Road.

Garry Monk’s side are currently sixth, with five wins from their last seven league games, and the former Swansea man has transformed the Yorkshire outfit into genuine promotion candidates.

The festive period sees games come thick and fast for Leeds, who return to action as early as Tuesday against Reading, but Monk’s no.1 stopper remains confident that the club can maintain their excellent start to the campaign in the long-run.

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Green told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “You look at the sides this season in the league and we were fourth (before the Brighton defeat) and into the play-offs.

“That’s what makes it an interesting prospect, I think we’ve shown that we’re capable of competing, even against the supposed fancied teams.

“Numbers, when the games are coming thick and fast, can be an issue but everyone in the squad is going to get used and we’ve still got room for improvement, which is the beautiful thing. We know we can improve so there’s no reason why not.

“We’re going to get big bumps in the road and the test is pulling ourselves through it and coming through it in the next game. (Tomorrow) will be another day where we sit down and see where we are with everyone.”

Leeds have a number of midfield concerns heading into the game with Reading, as Kalvin Phillips is suspended following his dismissal against Brighton.

Meanwhile, Eunan O’Kane could still be out with a groin injury, and club captain Liam Bridcutt has not yet fully recovered from a fractured foot.

Monk’s side may have lost eight games this season, but they have yet to lose back-to-back games, which is a record they will be looking to keep on Tuesday night.

With Reading third and Leeds sixth, the clash could have an important outcome at the end of the season, and neither side will be looking to throw away three points.

Reading returned to winning ways with a narrow victory over Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend, having suffered an emphatic 5-0 defeat to Fulham the previous week.

In other Leeds news, Garry Monk has revealed his January transfer window plans.