Leeds planning major summer overhaul of playing squad - insider

By Alex Stevens

The Leeds players are fighting for their futures ahead of a possible summer overhaul, according to Sol Bamba.

The Championship club’s skipper is expecting changes in the forthcoming transfer window as the club attempt to build on a campaign that is likely to end in a mid-table finish.

Leeds have won three consecutive matches, including Saturday’s 2-1 win at Blackburn, to climb to 13th in the table.

Leeds are 10 games away from the end of a campaign which has been overshadowed by off-field issues but Bamba said he expected the team to be stronger next season.

“It’s difficult to talk about that (next season) because you’re probably going to have some players come in and some players are going to go,” Bamba said.

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“But I think what’s important is to keep the core of the team and with performances like this it’s up to us to show what we can do to stay at the club.

“Obviously the owner and the manager are going to try to make some adjustments and bring in some players, and we’re going to be stronger for it.”

The players are not the only ones whose futures are in doubt, as manager Steve Evans is sweating over whether he will be handed a contact extension by owner Massimo Cellino. Evans’ current rolling deal is due to expire in the summer.

In other Leeds news, Evans has called on Mirco Antenucci to deliver the goods more consistently.