Neil Redfearn hopes to meet with Massimo Cellino in the coming days to discuss the possibility of adding to his Leeds United squad this month.
The Whites were heading for a first Championship victory since 29 November when they took the lead at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon, courtesy of a Rodolph Austin penalty, but they had to settle for a share of the spoils when Eidur Gudjohnsen levelled early in the second half to extend the Yorkshire club’s winless run to six matches of which they have lost four.
Such a sequence of results has seen them plummet down the standings, and they are now just one place and two points away from the relegation zone. Redfearn – the third permanent manager at Elland Road this season after Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic – knows he needs to bolster his squad whilst the window is open, and he plans to discuss the matter with the club owner imminently.
“Massimo flew back today but I think his flight was delayed – I’m not surprised with the winds – and obviously we will meet up and have a chat next week,” he said. “We’ve got to see which is the best way forward. In my opinion I think we need two or three players to stiffen us up. Ideally it will be soon because other clubs are recruiting now, they are getting players in.”
It remains to be seen if Redfearn can get any more bodies in before they next play, when Birmingham City visit Elland Road next weekend. The Blues have overcome their poor start to the season, which saw Lee Clark lose his job, and they are now in good form under Gary Rowett; they have won four of their last five league games and are now just seven points off a playoff place.
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