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Leeds United must bring in this versatile serial promotion winner to ease squad woes



There is no doubting that Leeds United have experienced a terrific start to the 2018/19 season in the Championship and they will fancy their chances of winning automatic promotion.

They have won six of their 12 games and have lost just once as Marcelo Bielsa’s arrival continues to inspire the club and their fans.

The Argentinian’s high-intensity style of play has taken the second division by storm and he has managed to get what looked like a very average group of players last season, playing absolutely brilliant this time around.

However, question marks remain next to the transfer business he carried out.

Bielsa famously prefers working with a smaller squad and did not bring in as many players in the summer as a lot of fans will have wanted to see.

He has been forced into using players out of positions at times, most recently with Stuart Dallas filling in for the injured Barry Douglas at left-back.

I believe it is obvious that another body is needed in the squad and that man can come in the form of a free agent.


Former Norwich City defender Russell Martin is the man in question here.

The former Scotland international is capable of playing either as a right-back or as a centre-back, two positions where Leeds have been caught short at times this season.

He racked up 144 appearances at Championship level and has twice been promoted from the division with the Canaries.


Bringing Martin in would eliminate the problem of playing people out of position whenever anyone gets injured.

It has worked fine for the club so far, but you wonder how well it will work as the season progresses and players get even more tired.

Martin has the versatility to fill in in multiple positions and also that crucial experience of breaking out of the division and into the Premier League. That mentality could be just as important.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Leeds United must bring in this versatile serial promotion winner to ease squad woes

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