Despite their good start to the season Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is certainly aware of the frailties of his philosophy of operating with a streamlined squad, as he was seen watching lower league matches over the international break.
The recent spate of injuries and suspensions at Leeds has highlighted the deficiencies in the squad and focused the management on recruiting a side that can cope with the rigours of a Championship season.
Bielsa was spotted watching Barnsley v Luton on the weekend, with it ultimately leading to speculation as to who he was watching.
One player the Leeds boss could have been keepings tabs on was Barnsley’s impressive midfielder Brad Potts.
But would a player like 24-year-old Brad Potts of Barnsley be a good fit at Leeds?
He’s not right for Leeds right now.
The midfielder has been a crucial part of a Barnsley team that are challenging for promotion this season.
But would he get in front of the likes of Pablo Hernandez and Barry Douglas?
I think not.
If he was to sign for Leeds, then he would be no more than a squad player which would not be an ideal move for the former Blackpool player.
Potts is doing well at Barnsley and is earning rave reviews. I can see interest in him in the winter and of course, his probing style would fit the bank of four behind Kemar Roofe.
He would be one I’d consider if I were the gaffer there, that much is certain.
He would be a fairly good fit for Leeds at present.
The 24-year-old has five goals in nine League One appearances and is player who is technically good on the ball as well as being able to get Barnsley up the pitch.
I could see his work rate and style of play being a real asset for Leeds should a move materialise, and I think it would be a worthwhile signing and something, in reality, Marcelo Bielsa should look to do.