Leeds United manager Neil Warnock makes bid to bring in striker on loan

Neil Warnock: Looking to add a striker to his ranks before the Bristol City game

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Neil Warnock is waiting for an answer after lodging a loan bid to bring in a striker at Leeds United this week.

Warnock's options have been depleted by injuries this season and the area of greatest concern is attack, with Ross McCormack facing another few weeks on the sidelines after suffering ankle ligament damage.

The Leeds manager has been trying to sign somebody since the loan window opened on 8th September and is hopeful that a deal for an unnamed player will be completed in time for Saturday's clash with Bristol City.

"I've made an offer for a striker in the past 48 hours and I'm waiting to hear back," Warnock told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

"I don't want to say too much but we need another striker. We'll be able to cope in most areas once a few injured players start coming back but we still look short up front."

Leeds have three more games to play before they get a fortnight off and Warnock is just aiming to stay in touch with the promotion-chasing pack.

"If we get to the international break three points off the play-offs then I'll settle for that," Warnock said. "When you think of the games we've had and the injuries on top of that, it would probably be better than a lot of people expected.

"I spoke about the importance of hanging in there and we've managed to do that. We've had a few things go against us but we've stuck at it and I just want us to make sure we're in the same shape by the end of next week."