Today’s YEP reports that Leeds had been offered the chance to take Chris Martin on loan.
The article states that the Whites were offered the striker on a temporary basis by playoff challengers Derby and refused to make the deal happen.
The question is; would that have been a move that could have solved Leeds’ striker crisis?
The club are clearly struggling for goals with the poor form of Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Jay Roy Grot and are having to put all their chips on lone-frontman Kemar Roofe to provide the goals.
So far in January this hasn’t worked out with Leeds failing to score in the league on three occasions against lower opposition and something needs to change.
Although he’s not exactly liked in the league, Martin is a strong forward who can hold the ball up and find space in the box.
The 29-year old has bags of Championship experience and enough scoring power to terrify even some of the best defenders in the league on a good day.
With Leeds deciding not to take Derby up on their offer, the hope is that they have already found the man to take over the reigns at Leeds and are pursuing a deal for a striker already.
If not, the club could begin to regret this wasted opportunity come May if this form continues.
By Ryan Ingham