Milanic 'not happy' but identifies two areas of strength for Leeds

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The Leeds boss was reflecting to Friday night's 2-1 defeat to Rotherham.

After four Championship games without a win, you can't blame Darko Milanic for being 'unhappy' with his side's form.

But the Slovenian remains positive overall.

Leeds United have drawn two of Milanic's games in charge and led against Rotherham United on Friday.

As such, the 46-year-old has identified two areas of strength for Leeds: their ability to maintain possession - and their counter-attacks.

"It’s difficult,” Milanic told reporters after the 2-1 loss at Rotherham. “I’m not happy with a situation where I haven’t won until now with Leeds United.

“But I think the players were 100 per cent in the game, we tried to play and we tried to play with good possession. In the second half it was difficult against a hard and aggressive home team.

“We played well to begin with. It was a good game. We controlled the match, we scored the goal, we had some good counter-attacks.

“But in the last few minutes of the first half they began with long balls from all areas and made a lot of pressure. We were prepared to play against that pressure but we made two mistakes and they scored the goals."

Onlookers may criticise the Yorkshire side for a lack of sharpness in the final third, rendering their possession futile. But that's a work in progress as far as Milanic is concerned.

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