Eddie Gray thinks that the recruitment for Leeds should be for quality, not quantity. Gray said that last summer’s recruitment was too focused on quantity, not quality, and that the results have reflected the lack of experienced players.
Leeds legend Eddie Gray said of the current players:
The way this season has gone, the club need to think seriously about where they go from here. I don’t think they can afford to think in the same way otherwise next season will be the same. Players need to come in but not just players of a similar calibre. You have to be honest about that.
The squad needs to be smaller and the average player needs to be better. The club went for quantity and without being disrespectful, there are too many who haven’t shown enough quality. The results and the performances don’t lie. They suggest there’s some major work needed.
He’s not wrong about the lack of quality. Some major questions have to be asked of the strategy to replace key players who departed after last season’s playoff near-miss.
Will new coach Paul Heckingbottom and Director of Football Victor Orta bring in some better players? Time will tell.
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