Leeds United: Three is the magic transfer number for coach Evans

Leeds United target Kyle Lafferty.
Leeds United target Kyle Lafferty.
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LEEDS UNITED have identified three key targets that the club hope to sign in the January transfer window with boss Steve Evans revealing: “if that ends up being four then super.”

The improving Whites travel to Nottingham Forest tomorrow having hauled themselves to within five points of the Championship’s play-offs after picking up 16 points from their last possible 24.

Evans now hopes United can keep themselves within striking of the top six between now and January to encourage chairman Massimo Cellino to spend the required funds needed to push Leeds even further up the Championship table.

The Glaswegian says the club have picked out a trio of particular targets, though the Scot is hopeful Leeds could sign as many as four players in the new year.

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty was confirmed to be on the head coach’s radar during the emergency loan window but the Northern Ireland international stayed with the Canaries with boss Alex Neil saying the club would look at the forward’s options again in January.

Evans said: “We first and foremost have to be in the position where we encourage the owner enough to spend some money whether that be on salary or whether that be on transfer fees or whatever.

“But we have probably earmarked three players that we would like to bring in and if that ends up being four then super.

“It it ends up being two then I’ll not be that disappointed but we’d say three would be the figure.

“We are not talking about losing players that are instrumental here in the team, we are talking about adding to what we think is already a talented group.”