So, did the defeat to QPR enhance or scupper the chances of Leeds dipping into the transfer market before the window slams shut?
Logically, of course, the loss should encourage GFH Capital to un-padlock the camel hide wallet and part with a million or two Bahraini Dinar, but since when has logic played any part in football, particularly at Leeds United?
So what that the team was exposed as being short on fire power yet again, the fact that a promotion push looks less likely today than it did on Saturday morning is probably enough to persuade the Arab Bank Built on Sand to defer investment, or even to look for an exit strategy. Indeed, had that defeat come a few days earlier, McCormack might not now be sitting on an inflated 4 year contract.
There are rumours that Hell Hadji could even depart - if Leeds can find a taker!
But if the window closes and nobody has arrived, all is not lost. Leeds can still loan players, and with Premiership clubs likely to be lumbered with surplus players after panic buying, a deal or two could be available.