Leeds United’s January additions haven’t had too much of an impact on the Whites’ season.
Jean-Kevin Augustin has played just 49 minutes since joining last month, while Ian Poveda and Elia Caprile are still awaiting their debuts.
United did exactly what they wanted to do in January as we were told at the start of the window that they wanted a striker, a winger and a goalkeeper, and that’s exactly what they got.
However, there is an argument to be made that they needed another player through the door, and Phil Hay believes that they made a mistake.
The journalist was talking about Leeds’ midfield on the latest edition of The Phil Hay Show.
“I do think that it was a mistake not to sign another midfielder in January, it’s not necessarily a mistake that will cost them the season, but we’ll see in May,” he said (The Phil Hay Show 20/2/20 9:40).
“It did look like a fairly obvious area if Forshaw was absent, which he now is, for bringing somebody in and bringing in a bit more depth.
“I kind of thought that they were short of options even when Forshaw was fit, and they certainly look short of options without him.”
It’s hard to argue that Hay isn’t right about this.
At the moment Leeds have very few fit senior central midfielders, and it could even be argued that they only have Mateusz Klich who is 100 per cent suited to that role.
Bringing in a new player wouldn’t have only strengthened United’s depth, but it would have allowed Dallas and Hernandez to move back to the spots they’re more effective in.