Daniel Farke makes summer transfer admission amid Leeds United's form slump

Leeds United have found goals hard to come by from corners in the second half of an absorbing Championship season. Their inability to make dead-ball situations count has become a huge source of frustration in club's automatic promotion push.

When quizzed on their poor output from attacking corners after Saturday's damaging home defeat to Blackburn Rovers, Whites boss Daniel Farke told Leeds Live: "It has to do with the players on the pitch. At the beginning of the season, we scored many goals from set pieces, especially out of corners.

"Quite often Pascal Struijk was involved but he is not there at the moment. Liam Cooper was involved and he's not playing at the moment. Sam Byram was involved but in recent games I also decided to play more with Junior Firpo and Archie Gray or Connor [Roberts] in the right-back position.

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"It also has something to do with the quality to attack corners and wide free kicks. We have many players on the pitch that are fantastic like Cree Summerville, Willy Gnonto and Daniel James but they are not natural set piece threats so if we have them in the starting line-up we are lacking a bit in height and the quality to attack corners.

"We know the record and have looked at the amount of goals Joe Rodon, Ethan Ampadu and Georginio Rutter in their careers out of corner kicks and you won't find many.

"We work on different solutions and try to do something out if. I think we were close one or two times (against Blackburn) and Ilia [Gruev] had a good chance but it (corners) is definitely something we have to improve.

"I keep this a bit in mind with what we do in the transfer market because aerial threats and to be good at set pieces is always an important topic. It is a bit unlucky that Pascal is not there at the moment but it (height) is definitely something we need to add a bit more."