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Leeds United: Conor McGilligan issues Victor Orta big January transfer warning

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Leeds United are at risk of dropping themselves into huge problems if they fail to add to their squad in the January transfer window. 

This has been suggested by presenter and YouTuber Conor McGilligan, who has been sharing his concerns about the Leeds board on the One Leeds Fan Channel.

Jesse Marsch’s men sit slumped in 15th spot following their defeat in their final game before the World Cup break against Tottenham Hotspur.

Prior to the defeat in north London, Marsch’s side shocked the league with an away victory against Liverpool and then backed that up with a stunning win against Bournemouth.

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However, McGilligan is now worried these encouraging performances could see the board replicating the last January window and make no signings as a result of the recent positive signs.

He said: “I don’t know what your thoughts are, but I’m really, really worried for Leeds United if we don’t get these recruits in. They got away with it last January, do you remember, when we beat Burnley and we beat West Ham – and because we beat Burnley, and because we beat West Ham, they didn’t decide to invest because it was smokescreen again.

“Now, we’ve beaten Liverpool and we’ve beaten Bournemouth and we’ve had a good performance against Spurs. So are they going to look at that again and use that PR spin and say, look, clearly we’ve had three good performances. We don’t need any players in January. We’ve got players coming back, yadda yadda, [Stuart] Dallas is around the corner. [Adam] Forshaw’s going to be back. We’re going to have [Luis] Sinisterra.

“If they do that, Leeds are in huge trouble and it’s worry stations, for me.”

TIF Thoughts on McGilligan’s comments…

Last season almost ended in disaster for the West Yorkshire side, with Leeds taking it to the final day of the campaign to secure their Premier League status.

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And a lot of the blame could potentially be put on the shoulders of the board for not improving what was clearly a struggling squad during the January window.

You would like to think they have learned from their mistakes, as it is apparent – despite the two recent wins – that there are still massive issues with this Leeds side.

Even in those wins, the Whites conceded four goals, so Leeds fans will certainly be hoping the board see past the six points and look to provide Marsch with more options for the remainder of the campaign.

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