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Leeds fans worried for the season ahead with lack of signings and awful pre-season

Leeds fans worried for the season ahead with lack of signings and awful pre-season

last night was Leeds United’s third pre-season friendly of the summer and after beating Forest Green 2-1 and drawing 1-1 to York City, the Whites again ended in stalemate with a 1-1 draw against Southend United. Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post gave his verdict on the game and it seems like even the most well-educated insiders of the club agree that they need to make some signings.

This summer has seen Marcelo Bielsa appointed as the new boss at Elland Road and the fans were understandably buzzing with the appointment, however, what’s come in the weeks following his appointment have failed to get the fans off their seats. Loan deals for both Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman from Chelsea have been the club’s only incomings whilst Bielsa has seen around a dozen players leave the club either on loan or permanently.

When Bielsa came into the club he claimed that the club needed to lighten the squad by about 15 players and bring in around five to bolster. At the moment, it looks like he’s much closer to filling his quota of players departed as opposed to the one for players coming in. The fans are desperate to see a new striker come in and a man to deputise at centre-back would also be a nice addition, however, the fans are almost past the point of calling for signings as they edge nearer to the start of yet another long Championship campaign.

You can read the Whites’ verdict here:

As you can see the fans are from pleased with this summer so far and will be dreading the start of the season.

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