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Morning Leeds-in for 27 March: Eddie Gray wants Leeds to go for quality not quantity

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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.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

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Pontus Jansson is set to captain Sweden against Romania today. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Leeds United Ladies returned to winning ways, beating Newcastle United Women 1-0. [Leeds United.com]

England and English Football Links

More trouble at West Ham United as HMRC rules that owner David Sullivan illegally used the football club as a tax shield. [Brace The Hammer]

Evangelos Marinakis, owner of Nottingham Forest, has been cleared of match-fixing in his home country of Greece. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

United States legend Landon Donovan’s decision to come out of retirement and play for León in Mexico raised eyebrows, but how has he been received? [New York Times]

Tim Weah, son of George Weah, is now 18 years old and is ready to take on the world at PSG and for the United States national team. [SBNation]

Newly re-branded Penn FC fell to old foes Charleston Battery in their opening match of the USL season. [Brotherly Game]

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli says that Juventus striker Paulo Dybala is still in his thoughts for the national team. [Football-Italia.net]