The Search For A Striker Begins At Leeds United

On Saturday Leeds once again left Wales empty handed after goals from Craig Bellamy and Peter Whittingham condemned the Whites to a 2-1 defeat.

Neil Warnock however may be more concerned at the fact that he lost possibly the clubs best player Ross McCormack to what looked like a very serious ankle injury which leaves the club very light on strikers.

McCormack’s injury means that Warnock will be looking into the loan market to try and get someone in to give the club more options up top. Many names have already been thrown around such as Jermaine Beckford and DJ Campbell as possible signings, Beckford would be the fans choice and he has a great relationship with Luciano Becchio both on and off the pitch. Campbell however has been there and done it at this level, he would give the side that injection of pace that it has lacked at times this season.

Scoring goals has never been a problem for the club but with the lack of proven goal scorers at the club if we don’t sign anyone then I can see the next few months being a struggle without McCormack as he is one of them players who can make something out of nothing and unlock defences. There are not many of them about and they are hard to replace so it will be a case of trying to get by while he recovers from his injury.

The game against Cardiff was a fiery affair with challenges flying in left, right and centre. The home side were very lucky to still have eleven men on the field by the end of the game. But their strength in depth showed at the end of the game when they were able to bring Craig Bellamy off the bench and he inspired them to victory. Cardiff have spent £10 million this summer and it shows with the squad they have. Signings like Maynard, Helguson and Smith are Premier League quality players that any manager in this league would love to sign.

It has been another silent week on the takeover front, this lack of investment will not aid the gaffers search for a new striker. All that people can do is continue to be patient and hope that club will continue to press on with it and we will soon get an update on what is happening. If we just keep getting behind the team hopefully we will be rewarded with strong performances and continue our promotion push.

Looking forward to the game against Hull City tonight, I anticipate a close encounter after they won 4-1 at the weekend they are high on confidence. Steve Bruce has assembled a strong side that are capable of getting in to that top six. If we can get it right and defend well we should have enough to beat them. This league is going to be the most competitive ever and I think the promotion race will go down to the wire. Hopefully next season the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea will be gracing the Elland Road pitch rather than Barnsley and Peterborough.

So lets get behind the lads and cheer them on to victory.