Paul Robinson wants late summer additions at Leeds United
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Paul Robinson isn’t convinced by Adam Forshaw’s reliability and still wants Leeds United to make late additions to their squad before the transfer window closes next Tuesday.
Forshaw, 29, made his first senior appearance for Leeds in almost two years on Tuesday night as the midfielder played 90 minutes of the 3-0 win over Crewe in the Carabao Cup.
Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta have been in the hunt to sign a new central midfielder before the 11pm deadline on August 31 and Huddersfield’s Lewis O’Brien has been strongly linked.
Despite Forshaw’s return, Robinson still feels Bielsa needs an extra body or two in his squad due to the fact the former Middlesbrough man is prone to injuries.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “I still think they’ll go into the market, they’re a bit light. We’ll see in the next couple of days if we get any new players.
“I don’t want to say it but Forshaw’s been out that long and has been injured that many times, you can’t risk his fitness for a whole season. You’ve got to have strength in depth.
“Leeds showed they’d got their fight back against Everton but when you look at the squad, they are a bit light when you compare them to others.
“They’ve got more than enough to stay in the Premier League, I’m pleased with what they’ve got.
“But I’d like to see them get a couple more other the line before the window closes.”
Forshaw is someone who has impressed Bielsa a lot during the Argentine’s spell at Elland Road.
It’s certainly a bold statement if that’s correct but when has Bielsa been wrong about his players previously?
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