COMMENT By Danny Wright
After a positive start to the season, Leeds United are struggling for goals, and they need them fast to avoid their current crisis getting any worse.
The Whites have scored more than one goal on just one occasion in their last eight games and they are really struggling for firepower after failing to replace Chris Wood amicably in the summer.
With January drawing ever near, Thomas Christiansen and director of football Victor Orta must be taking a look at who they can sign to help get their promotion bid back on track after losing six of their last seven Championship games and they can do that by signing an attacking midfielder who can chip in with the goals needed to do just that.
TeamTalk has this week reported that Middlesbrough are one of four clubs in pursuit of Bristol City attacker Bobby Reid, who has scored 10 goals across all competitions already this season.
Leeds must hijack Garry Monk’s pursuit of the 24-year-old, firstly to get one over on their old boss, but secondly to bring in someone who can help give support to Pierre-Michel Lasogga up front.
Samuel Saiz has recently been shifted out into a wide position, but if Christiansen signs up Reid he should try to change his formation that sees Reid and Saiz play in free roles behind Lasogga.
That attacking trio will score goals galore and really get the Whites’ promotion bid back on track.
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