Neil Warnock looking to strengthen...
New Leeds United manager Neil Warnock is hoping to move swiftly in terms of strengthening his squad.
Warnock was in the dressing room before Saturday's win against Doncaster Rovers and also spoke to the players at half-time, despite watching the contest from the stands.
The new boss had met chairman Ken Bates on Friday before being confirmed as the club's new manager less than 24 hours later, and he admits he is looking to strengthen his squad in a bid to keep the Play-Off chase alive
"The chairman was supportive when I spoke to him," said Warnock. "He knows I feel we need two or three players if we can get the right ones to supplement what we've already got.
"Gwyn Williams will be trying as well to let one or two players go out, as will my staff.
"Ideally I'd love to get somebody in before the weekend. I do feel there are areas we have to improve if we're not to write this season off. I don't want to write this season off, not just yet - even though the bookies aren't giving us much opportunity.
"One of the reasons for coming was because there's an opportunity there. The size of the club is geared for that situation. It's fair to say that the squad has to improve but there are a lot of players here so they have to prove it at the same time. The challenge is there.
"Usually when you come in as a manager, you say it's going to take you two or three years to build the club. I haven't got two or three years so I don't want that. I want to try and win every game and see it where it takes us. That's what I said to the players on Saturday: 'The situation is we have to beat Doncaster rovers, there's nothing else about it.'
"That's what I felt before the game and at half-time and the lads responded in a fabulous way because they could have lost that game quite easily.
"We move on now, we have a week's training and I expect us to be a little bit better next weekend. We have to grab the opportunity now and try to get as many points as we can."
While the new boss still communicated messages to the players on Saturday, he admits watching from the stands was a frustrating exercise.
"I wish now that I'd put my name on the bench," he said.
"There was a space and Andy Leaning asked me before the game and I said no. But with 10 minutes gone, I wished I could have gone down onto the bench.
"It was a frustrating for me - only little things, nothing drastic, but things I take for granted. When we did change things second half, it worked a lot better. And that's without showing them on the training ground.
"Now we've got a week, I expect them to be better at Portsmouth and a lot better against Southampton."