By Noel Whelan

15th Jun, 2022 | 4:00pm

Leeds United employee: Jesse Marsch has orchestrated major boost after confirmed news

Jesse Marsch has “learned his lesson” from last season by already adding to his Leeds United squad this summer, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Whites striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed “more depth and quality” was needed after a close brush with relegation in the 2021-22 season.

Leeds United have already confirmed the signings of Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen this summer – with both players working under Marsch during his time at RB Salzburg.

As per figures from Football Insider injury expert Ben Dinnery (6 June), Leeds United suffered 11.5 injuries per 1000 minutes in the 2021-22 campaign – the second-highest number of any Premier League side.

Key figures such as Patrick Bamford, Liam Cooper, Luke Ayling, and Kalvin Phillips saw their respective campaigns hampered by fitness problems.

Whelan suggested moving quickly in the market for familiar players shows Marsch’s ambition to tackle this problem in the upcoming season – and secure a mid-table finish.

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“Injuries hit us really hard last season and it was always down the spine of the side,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.

“Those are the most important areas – players like Bamford, Phillips, Cooper. We could never really get any partnerships going in the key places on the pitch because the players were breaking down a lot.

“I think we needed more options. We’ve learned our lesson – we need more depth and quality to cover all these bases.

“Marsch hasn’t wasted any time getting these players through the door.

We don’t want to end up in the same predicament next season, needing to win in the last game of the season.

“With these additions, we’ll be looking to cement our position in mid-table.”

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