By Adefunmiloye Alani

31st Aug, 2021 | 10:35pm

Dean Windass: Leeds need to sign another striker before deadline

Leeds United have finally signed Daniel James at the second time of asking, but Dean Windass would love them to land a striker tonight.

The Elland Road outfit snapped up the 23-year-old Wales international attacker in the early hours of Tuesday’s transfer deadline and appear to be done with business for the summer window.

However, Windass reckons the Whites need someone capable of providing direct cover for Patrick Bamford in case the 27-year-old Englishman becomes unavailable due to injuries.

The former Hull City striker told Football Fan Cast: “I would like to see Leeds sign a big striker or a goalscorer.

“No disrespect to Bamford, but it’ll be a tough season for him if he’s up there on his own, because he works his socks off.”

Not happening

Having added two fresh faces to their squad, head coach Marcelo Bielsa is done with transfer business for this summer.

Could Leeds do with another primary striker? Without a doubt, but most of their attacking midfielders are capable of filing in should need be, and the club are not going to be getting one in the coming minutes.

The Yorkshire outfit do not make signings for the sake of it due to Bielsa’s love for a tight squad, and fans and pundits should already know that by now.

Bamford played every league game last season, starting 37 of them, and he is always fit and available for selection.

However, that could change this term as he potentially adds international fixtures to his schedule following his England call-up.

Nevertheless, Leeds will always find a way to play without him if it ever comes to that, and any other addition will have to wait until January or next summer.

In other Leeds news, here is how Ian Wright reacted after Whites star Patrick Bamford won England call-up.