Dean Windass has urged Leeds to improve defensively – and reckons the Yorkshire outfit should sign players in that area.
Whilst Marcelo Bielsa’s men caught the eye with their high-pressing, counter-attacking football on their return to the Premier League last season, they shipped 54 goals, the most in the top-half and even more than Fulham, who were relegated.
Leeds conceded four or more goals on five occasions and were hit for six at rivals Manchester United last December.
And Bielsa’s side have continued in a similar vein in the early parts of this season, letting in seven goals in just three hours of Premier League action, including another five at United on the opening-day.
Leeds have started with a similar defence to the one that played for the majority of last season – although Junior Firpo did make his full debut in the draw with Everton on Saturday.
With that in mind, Windass exclusively told Football FanCast that Bielsa could do with signing some defenders before the window closes:
“You defend first and foremost, and then you attack. But I’m hoping that Leeds improve the squad defensively – I’m a Yorkshire fan, I’m not criticising them, it’s a fact.
“You’re conceding four of five, you did it last year and you can’t afford to do it this year.”