By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

28th Aug, 2022 | 4:10pm

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Paul Robinson has used West Ham as an example of how Leeds United need to bolster their strike force before the summer transfer window closes on 1 September.

Leeds have until 11pm on Thursday to complete their transfer business in 2022 but despite having months to do it and making a heap of money from selling Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, Victor Orta has failed to add a new striker to the squad.

Patrick Bamford spent almost all of last season injured and the lack of backup led to a lack of goals that ultimately saw Leeds almost get relegated back to the Championship.

Robinson believes West Ham are the club to look at when it comes to sorting out their forward line because the £35.5million addition of Gianluca Scamacca [Sky Sports] this summer has added much-needed competition for Michail Antonio, who’s been misfiring for months now.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “We know Patrick struggles with injuries because he has done for the last 12 or 18 months.

Rather than signing someone who’s for the future and could potentially do a job in the long-term, I’d like to see the club sign somebody for the here and now, somebody who’s able to play this Saturday and is able to have a run in the team and challenge Bamford for the shirt.

Look at the other clubs now, West Ham have done it with Michail Antonio and they’ve got Gianluca Scamacca in now and Antonio’s no longer a guaranteed pick.

Leeds need that option as well, they can’t just rely on Bamford to be fit all the time.”

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