By Beck Pascal

24th May, 2022 | 9:40am

Ally McCoist tips Leeds United for big summer after 'horrendous' season

Ally McCoist has tipped Leeds United to invest in their squad in the summer transfer window after this season’s injury crisis.

Despite being without a host of senior players, the Whites avoided Premier League relegation on the last day of the season by beating Brentford 2-1 in conjunction with Burnley losing against Newcastle. 

The Scot gushed over Jesse Marsch’s season-saving impact at Elland Road and insisted improvements will be needed to be made to the squad ahead of next season.

He told talkSPORT: “He is as positive a manager as you get in the topflight – it looks as if the players have bought into him. 

“There was question marks when [Marcelo] Bielsa left. Jesse Marsch came in and could he keep them in the division? 

“That was his remit straight away, immediately – and he did it, he’s come up with the goods. It will be interesting to see what happens to Leeds as well in the window as well in the summer.

“I definitely think they will have to freshen things up with the squad. They have had a horrendous in terms of injury. It just sort of culminated.”

He added: “They missed key players throughout the season, as did a lot of clubs, but Leeds United were certainly with their spine without [Patrick] Bamford, [Liam] Cooper, [Kalvin] Phillips and boys like that. 

“I think they will invest in the squad and be ready to go for the start of the season.”

Fix it.

This has been a season truly like no other. You would struggle to find a campaign in Leeds United history where as many key players suffered as many serious injuries like this one. 

It seemed to be rotten luck but Marsch quickly rubbished those shouts by blaming Marcelo Bielsa’s training methods which in hindsight makes sense given the nature of all of the injuries.

Even with the former RB Leipzig man in charge, the injuries kept on coming and it feels as if the summer break is the perfect time for everyone at the club to reset and go again.

The Whites have a hugely important summer ahead of them. This squad has shown its frailties all season and they desperately need to be fixed.

The overall squad depth needs improving on as well as the quality of the fringe players because the drop off when a key man has been missing this season has been a joke. 

Maintaining their Premier League status for next season will go a long way in doing that.

In other Leeds United news, an Athletic journo has shares “bizarre” celebrations from a key Leeds man after the Brentford win.