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Morning Leeds-in for 28 January: Do Leeds need to seize the day and go for it?

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Leeds United v Millwall - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

David Prutton thinks that Leeds should step up, otherwise they’ll step out of contention.

Prutton thinks that a pattern has developed for Leeds this season. For six or seven games, Leeds looks unbeatable and able to conquer the world. And then, for six or seven more games, the club looks like it would struggle to make a mid-table finish.

Prutton thinks that the club should push the envelope a little bit and splash some cash on a striker, even if the club has to overpay a little bit, comparing Leeds to Swansea City, Huddersfield Town, and Burnley, all clubs that Leeds played in League One and are now in the Premier League.

Fair or not, I think most fans would agree with Prutton on this point, that the club desperately needs a new striker to replace Chris Wood, but are the strikers that are available the right ones at the right price?

Less than a week remains in the transfer window. We’ll see what happens.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Leeds scouts were reportedly in Italy looking at Serie B striker Jerry Mbakugo. [Through It All Together]

Leeds United Ladies did a double raid on Barnsley FC Ladies, signing both Holly Findlay and Abby Parkin. [Leeds]

England and English Football Links

Leicester City’s Kelechi Ihenacho showed exactly what all the fuss is about yesterday against Peterborough United. [Fosse Posse]

Harry Kane spared Tottenham Hotspur the same fate as Leeds, as his late striker ensured a 1-1 draw at Rodney Parade against Newport County. [Cartilage Free Captain]

Notts County drew with Swansea City at Meadow Lane, as the Premier League team were unable to hold onto a lead against the League Two promotion hopefuls. []

West Ham United lost 2-0 as Arthur Masuaku saw red against Wigan Athletic for spitting. [Sky Sports]

World Football Links

The “developemental” USL team for the Philadelphia Union, the Bethlehem Steel, will play Toronto FC II, Toronto’s USL team, in Rochester, New York. The Rochester USL team, the Rochester Rhinos, are on “hiatus” this year because of finances. [The Brotherly Game]

Mexico’s Club América took the normal, boring team photo and jazzed it up a bit by having fans show up for a training session to celebrate the team. The men’s and women’s teams were both included in the official picture, as were fans that were sitting around the squad. Well done. [FMF State of Mind]

Real Madrid put the Copa del Rey loss behind them by flattening Valencia at the Mestalla. [Managing Madrid]