Eddie Gray says that Leeds United need to work on their creativity in the final third.
Former Leeds United player Eddie Gray says that the Whites need to improve on their creativity in the final third.
The Championship outfit have undergone a number of changes over the past six months as more than 20 players either came or went over the summer.
Four managers – Brian McDermott, Dave Hockaday, Neil Redfearn and now Darko Milanic – have taken first-team duties during that period and controversial Italian owner Massimo Cellino has had a major input following his takeover.
Since the arrival of Leeds’s latest boss Milanic, the Yorkshire club have drawn two and lost one of his three games in charge, leaving the side in 14th spot in the Championship.
Despite the club going through somewhat of a transitional period, former player Gray sees plenty of positives, and believes that the current international period is a welcome break to improve certain aspects.
Writing for the Yorkshire Evening Post, the one area Gray stated that needs improving is creativity in the final third as Leedss’ 11 goals so far this season is amongst the lowest in the Championship.
“We’ve had plenty of possession of the ball in recent games without actually creating a lot and I think that’s something he’ll [Milanic] be looking at. We’ve got to try and create a little bit more when we get in good areas.” he wrote.
“We got in some great areas against Sheffield Wednesday and against Reading as well but we never capitalised on it and that’s got to be stepped up a bit. We’ve got to be a little bit more calculated in and around in the box.”
One player who might be able to make the difference is exciting Brazilian youngster Adryan.
The 20-year-old has yet to feature for the Whites since joining on loan, but his reputation and talent means it may not be too long before he is thrust into the limelight.