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Leeds director Lorimer: We must be better in summer market

Leeds United director Peter Lorimer says they must be smarter in the transfer market this summer as they prepare for the Championship.

The former Leeds and Scotland midfielder is convinced manager Simon Grayson will put as much emphasis on mentality as ability in his recruitment drive this summer to weed out the players whose stage-fright threatened the newly-promoted club's upward mobility.

"One of the things I would personally question the squad with is that our form at home since Christmas has been awful and did they have the bottle or the belief to go out there and perform on a Saturday?" Lorimer told the Telegraph.

"Some of our players - in all honesty - in the last seven or eight games at home have not had that courage you need to go out there and do it. I am sure Simon will have looked at that and it will very much come into his consideration when he is picking the squad for next year.

"That will help Simon's decisions because to play at Elland Road in front of a big crowd is a difficult, daunting task because they are very demanding. It is quite obvious Simon will have to bring some players."

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