Leeds United striker Luke Varney believes the club are in good shape ahead of the new Championship season.
Varney, who joined the club last summer after a season at Portsmouth, has been pleased with the personnel who have arrived so far this summer but also recognises the need to continue to bolster the squad in order to cope with the gruelling Championship schedule.
Irish striker Noel Hunt, former Oldham targetman Matt Smith and highly-rated Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy are the only players to join Leeds during the current transfer window.
Varney told the Yorkshire Post: “I feel like we’re in really good shape. The competition up front has totally changed with Noel and Matt coming in and adding Murphy to the midfield us there.
“I’ve heard rumours that the gaffer’s after another defender or two and if that happens then we’d be strong in every area, for sure.
“He’d probably say himself that we’re one or two deals away but for me mentality and the togetherness of the squad is much stronger too. We’re in a really great place, I honestly think that.”
Former Reading favourite Brian McDermott is entering his first full season as manager at Elland Road, having been appointed in April following the departure of Neil Warnock.
Leeds begin their Championship campaign with a home fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, a game that is sure to be hotly contested following the controversy that ensued when the sides last met.
In an entertaining encounter that was eventually won 2-1 by the Seagulls, Rodolph Austin, Inigo Calderon and El Hadji-Diouf were all sent off by referee Graham Scott.
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