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Morning Leeds-in For 30 January: Will Roofe and Lasogga be enough to fire Leeds forward?

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Much of the frustration among Leeds fans has been with the lack of activity in the transfer market in regards to signing a new striker. But will a combination of Lasogga and Roofe be good enough?

Both Roofe and Lasogga have been pretty decent at times, and at other times completely anonymous. Against Millwall, especially during the second half when the Leeds charged back from a 2-0 deficit, Roofe and Lasogga acted as an impressive partnership up top in a two striker formation. Could switching to using both of them up top bring out the best in each one of them?

Roofe can track back and help win possession and/or provide outlets near midfield when possession is won in the middle of pitch, but he doesn’t have the natural finishing ability that Lasogga possesses. Lasogga, on the other hand, lumbers around the pitch like he’s run a marathon before the match. So while each one of them is incomplete as a striker, perhaps the two of them together will provide the “striker” that Leeds seem to be missing.

Or they won’t and we’ll be cursing out the Director of Football Victor Orta in a couple days for not bringing in a new striker.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Leeds officially sign Ajax youth player. [Through It All Together]

A closer look at Carpi striker Jerry Mbakogu, who Leeds are interested in signing. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Andy Lonergan will travel with Leeds, despite heavy interest from Sunderland in the keeper. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

West Bromwich Albion signed Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge on loan. [BBC.com]

Wigan Athletic’s “reward” for beating West Ham in the FA Cup is a visit from Manchester City. [BBC.com]

West Ham United blog The H List states that the West Ham loss at Wigan lays bare the total and complete incompetence of the owners of West Ham, David Sullivan & David Gold. [The H List]

World Football Links

Miami finally looks to be set with a MLS team, as a press conference officially announcing their entry was held yesterday. [SB Nation]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic appears to be close to a move to the LA Galaxy. [LAG Confidential]

Scotland winger Johnny Russell is leaving Derby County for Sporting Kansas City. [Blue Testament]