Leeds United boss Neil Warnock has outlined the type of players he is looking to bring into Elland Road over the summer as he looks to build a side capable of winning promotion next season.
Warnock has already said there will be ‘major surgery` to the squad during the summer and he will be announcing his retained list next Wednesday.
The Leeds boss will then be looking to build his side for next season and he says he is concentrating on the defence and the spine of the side.
Warnock was a guest on Yorkshire Radio on Friday evening for one hour and speaking on the show, he said, “I don`t want loan players if I can help it and I am working on getting the right type of player and I want to start with the defence.
“I would like to sort the defence out and we will be strong home and away defensively. That will then allow the midfielders and strikers a little bit more time.
“I am looking at the spine of the side. It is where all good sides are made and you do not deviate much from the group of players that you have in the spine of the team. I think if we can do that then the other players in the side will blossom.”
Warnock also outlined that he will be looking for some pace in the side, stating that there is not enough pace amongst the current crop of players in the squad. He will also be looking to find the correct pieces of the jigsaw to finalise his squad.“I don`t think there is enough pace in any areas of the side and I am looking to bring that type of player into the side.
“I don`t want a defender who can be a good ball player; I want a defender who can do what he is good at. I want midfield players who can not only dink a ball over and work box to box and then put a ball into the box where the strikers can revel in it. It is all about getting the pieces of the jigsaw in the right areas,” added Warnock.
Warnock has already said this week that he has been busy this week working on bringing players into the club and he wants to have in squad in place before the season starts on August 18th.
The Leeds boss is wanting the squad in place so that they can hit the ground running when the season starts, Warnock continued, “It does take time, but I don`t want to take my time, I want to do it all in pre-season and get off to a good start.”
The 63 year old is looking to win his eighth promotion in football management and be the outright leader for promotions gained by a manager in the Football League.
Warnock currently holds the record with Graham Taylor and Dave Bassett and he has set himself one season to achieve the feat.
Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club
The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.
The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.
Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It’s easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Leeds .
Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!
Vital Leeds on:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It’s easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!