Leeds United manager Brian McDermott has admitted he may not be able to strengthen his squad further before they begin their Championship campaign at home to Brighton next weekend.
Following an encouraging start to the transfer window - adding three new faces to the squad - McDermott is now facing the prospect of making do with what he has.
Luke Murphy, Noel Hunt and Matt Smith have all arrived at the Yorkshire club, but they must sell before they are able to bring more players in.
This has thwarted McDermott in his attempts to secure a fourth signing, described as a "key player" by the Leeds manager.
With a huge influx of midfielders in the squad, McDermott will be hoping he can offload some of these so he can strengthen the squad.
When talking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, McDermott admitted there as nothing he could do about the uncertainty regarding transfers at the club.
"There’s no point in saying things and saying nothing because that’s all I’m doing. We’ve nothing to report," said the former Reading chief.
"I’m happy to work with the players we’ve got because that’s what I’ve got.
"There’s no point talking about players I don’t have. I’ve never done that in the past and I won’t do it here."
McDermott added: "We’ll work with the players we’ve got, do the best we can and see where we end up at the end of August."
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