Friday, 22 July 2011

Grayson:A striker isn't a priority

Leeds could find themselves with a threadbare front-line come the start of the season, but Simon Grayson isn't interested in adding any more strikers to his ranks.

The Whites suffered a significant setback earlier this week after Davide Somma was ruled out of action for seven months with a torn cruciate ligament.

Meanwhile, last season's top-scorer Luciano Becchio could also be unavailable for the beginning of the Npower Championship campaign, should he need surgery for a hamstring complaint.Grayson, however, does not feel he needs to bolster his goalscoring ranks, but will instead concentrate on reinforcing other areas of his squad.

"A striker isn't a priority," Grayson told the club's official website. "It's a blow to be without Dave and equally with Luciano depending on how we go, but we have other players who can step in there so it's not a priority for me.

"It's other places in the squad I need to develop and bring in, and we'll continue to look at those avenues.

"It has been a frustrating time in terms of what we're trying to do and I can understand the fans being frustrated.

"We have a good group here who can compete in the Championship, what we need is a bit more depth.

"And as much as you would like to add to your squad at the start of pre-season, you are dictated to by other clubs and players. It happens to everyone."

No comments:

Post a Comment