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Leeds United boss Brian McDermott still seeking striker
Leeds boss Brian McDermott is facing frustration in his search for striking reinforcements ahead of Saturday's trip to Millwall.
McDermott has seen his men lose their last three games, including Wednesday’s Capital One Cup exit at Newcastle, and their weaknesses in front of goal have been exposed.
The Whites chief watched Hull take on Huddersfield at the KC Stadium and it is thought he was considering a loan swoop for City forward Matty Fryatt.
However, McDermott has since distanced himself from any such move and it appears he will not have a new frontman on board in time for the weekend.
Tom Lees, Lee Peltier and Luke Varney all played no part against Newcastle on Wednesday but are set to return to the squad.
McDermott, who will also check on the fitness of highly-rated defender Sam Byram, took positives from the 2-0 reverse at St James’ Park.
Leeds were backed by a 6,000-strong army of fans on Tyneside and McDermott said: “The crowd were unbelievable.
“They saw us trying to play and do the right things and there was a lot to be positive about.
“Their support was fantastic. I said to Ross (McCormack) at the end we have to give them something because they deserve it.”
Striker Steve Morison is on loan at Millwall from Leeds but is not eligible to face his parent club.
Leeds will be keen to return to winning ways after their recent poor sequence of results which has left them 13th in the Championship table after a bright start to the season.
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