Bristol City assistant head coach Jamie McAllister has heaped praise on Leeds United for the signings that they were able to make during the January transfer window.
The Whites welcome the Robins to Elland Road on Sunday in what will be Paul Heckingbottom’s first home game since succeeding Thomas Christiansen as the Yorkshire club’s manager.
Leeds will go into the game with several players sidelined with injury and suspension, leading Heckingbottom to be forced into playing left-winger Stuart Dallas at right-back in his first game in charge against Sheffield United last week.
McAllister has suggested that the 26-year-old’s makeshift position in the backline could be an area that Bristol City may expose this weekend as they aim to end a poor run of form of their own.
“We’re confident with the group we’ve got at the moment and we can go and cause them problems on Sunday,” he said, as quoted by LeedsLive.
“The boy Dallas has come in at right-back for them, who’s not a natural right-back, he’s more of a midfielder, so there’s a little change there.
“They’ve signed some good players in the window and they’ve got some quality in their team.”
Leeds were very busy during the January window, but director of football Victor Orta appeared to have spent more time planning for the future by snapping up youth players rather than first-teamers.
Tyler Roberts, Adam Forshaw and Laurens De Bock were snapped up by the Whites with a view to them taking part in first-team action while the likes of Aapo Halme, Pascal Struijk, Sam Dalby and Jordan Stevens agreed to join the Under-23s side.
Orta has been widely criticised by fans for not focusing on short-term goals, and the lack of funds on the senior squad may have played a huge contributing factor to Christiansen’s sacking earlier this month.
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