Leeds United: Slow going at Elland Road - Ormsby

Leeds Uniteds summer signing Michael Brown will be looking to impress today when the Whites travel to Sheffield Wednesday.  Picture: Tony Johnson

Leeds Uniteds summer signing Michael Brown will be looking to impress today when the Whites travel to Sheffield Wednesday. Picture: Tony Johnson

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Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.

Hi Brendan,

how worried should we all be about the lack of signings by Leeds United this summer?

DAVID WHITE, Leeds

I CAN understand fans getting restless now because nothing really happened in terms of signings during the course of last season either.

Around the January transfer deadline, Ken Bates said there was money there but Simon said he was happy with the squad and, at the end of the day, the Leeds squad wasn’t good enough to make the play-offs. That’s in black and white; it didn’t happen.

Since the end of last season, we’ve seen players go and now we’ve injury problems with the likes of Luciano Becchio. And Simon hasn’t really bought anyone in apart from Paul Rachubka and Michael Brown on a free which, at the end of the day, wouldn’t please Leeds fans because money hasn’t been spent. For some reason supporters always want to see clubs lashing out money on a player because they think if they do that he must be good.

Having said that Brown’s a Premiership player, and I think he will do well in this league, but I know how Leeds fans will be feeling when they see the likes of Leicester spending loads of money.

Strange

In terms of signing players, the longer you leave it, the more difficult it is to get players settled in. A player is more comfortable if he has worked with his team-mates throughout the course of pre-season and got some games and training under his belt.

You don’t want a player, once a season has come around, walk into a changing room full of strange faces.

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