By Mark Smith

25th Nov, 2021 | 11:30am

Paul Robinson: Leeds must make signings in January after more injuries in past week

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Paul Robinson has insisted that Leeds United need to strengthen their squad with numerous signings in January.

The former Whites goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, made the claim after the absences of Raphinha and Rodrigo at Spurs.

The attacking duo missed out through illness and injury in the 2-1 defeat against Spurs, but good news has surfaced this week.

Both have been pictured in first-team training ahead of the trip to Brighton.

Marcelo Bielsa is expected to confirm in his press conference today that both should be available for selection in a massive boost.

Despite that, Robinson still believes that the past week has proved that the Whites can’t go through January without any signings, especially after new investment from the 49ers.

Leeds’ squad is thin as it is, and the former stopper admitted that they won’t be able to cope should more injuries spread.

“It’s a massive blow because the squad isn’t big enough,” he told MOT Leeds News.

“One thing they have learned from the early part of the season is that they didn’t invest in parts of the squad that they should have done.

“January is going to be a very important window for Leeds, they’ve got the investment of the 49ers, off the field, everything off the field is structurally very sound, but now they have to invest on the field in January.

“Bielsa has got to broaden his squad and bring more players in because the first three of four months have shown if he’s got five or six injuries, Leeds can’t cope.

“The teamsheets came in before the Spurs game and I feared for Leeds – they proved me wrong, but they can’t keep going with the squad they have got.”

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are ready to make major January signings with unexpected deals to force action