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Morning Leeds-in for 29 July: Barry Douglas is a good start for Leeds

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Barry Douglas was an unexpected transfer name to pop up in the last few weeks for Leeds United, but a welcome name.

The well-traveled fullback came to Wolves last summer and set the Championship on fire, being part of a team that ran away with the title and assured themselves automatic promotion.

So he’s a shoe-in to grab another title with Leeds, right?

Well, not so fast.

Leeds had many issues last season, and a single fullback signing, no matter how good, will not paper over the team’s inability to convert chances and it’s leaky defence.

Now having a tactical genius like Marcelo Bielsa will help a lot, but the club still needs a striker to convert the chances that will be created by Pablo Hernandez, Samu Saiz, and Chelsea loanee Lewis Baker.

Jamal Blackman might help Bailey Peacock-Farrell in net, but if the defence in front them doesn’t improve, then it won’t really matter who is in net.

Finally landing a transfer target on a permanent deal is a good start, but it’s still not enough.

At least not until Patrick Bamford signs today, right?

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Update on Leeds transfer targets. [Through It All Together]

Barry Douglas signed for Leeds. [Through It All Together]

Everything you need to know about Barry Douglas. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

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