Steve Evans
Evans hopeful of having another player in his squad by Saturday. Getty Images

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans is positive the club will have made at least one more signing by the time the final whistle blows against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday (16 January).

The Elland Road outfit have made two additions to their squad during the January transfer window in the form of midfielder Liam Bridcutt and winger Mustapha Carayol – loan signings from Sunderland and Middlesbrough respectively.

Evans is hopeful of more arrivals to bolster the club's lofty ambitions of challenging for a play-off spot this season and wants to recruit Premier League players to ensure that happens.

Aston Villa youngster Jack Grealish, Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty and Stoke City's Peter Crouch have all been linked with moves to West Yorkshire and Evans is confident of having more options at his disposal by Saturday evening.

"For me the important thing is when we leave Hillsborough next Saturday that we are within the same margin of the play-offs as we are today," Evans told LUTV, Inside Futbol reports.

"It would be fantastic to be down to six points and less, but we live in a real world and we said if we are still in that margin gap of no further, then we have got a couple of home games to come.

"And I have no doubt by the time Sheffield Wednesday comes or by the time we come out of Sheffield Wednesday we will have strengthened the group. That is important at this stage of the season."

Before Saturday's trip to Hillsborough, Leeds first travel to Portman Road for a clash with Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town, who currently occupy the final play-off spot. Leeds are 13th in the Championship, nine points off sixth place.