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28th Dec, 2016 | 3:08pm

Why Leeds must join race for available forward in January

COMMENT By Dominic Toner

Leeds should join the race for Watford striker Jerome Sinclair in the January transfer window.

The Mirror claim that the Premier League club are prepared to loan out the 20-year-old as he has made just three appearances for them this season.

The report details that Championship clubs Norwich, Reading, Brentford and Cardiff have made enquires over a January switch, but Leeds should add their name to the list.

Sinclair completed a £4million switch to Vicarage Road in the summer from Liverpool and is yet to establish himself as a first team player in a competitive squad.

Leeds should give the youngster the chance to develop his game and a move would suit both parties.

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The Whites are currently fifth-placed in the Championship table and are now regarded as serious play-off contenders, but they need to strengthen their forward options in January.

Garry Monk’s side currently have Chris Wood and Souleymane Doukara as their forward options, but could be in trouble if either player picks up an injury during the course of the season.

Sinclair would be a good third-choice striker to add to their squad and Leeds’ position in the table could them an upper hand in signing him.

The Englishman earned his move to Watford after developing through Liverpool’s academy and made five senior appearances for the Merseyside club.

He is now desperate for regular football and would have a better opportunity of experiencing that at Elland Road this season.

In other Leeds news, the club’s 25-year-old was named in the Football League team of the week after his performance against Preston.