Leeds player ratings vs Derby: Antenucci best of a bad bunch

Leeds United

We rate Leeds United's players' performances during their 2-0 defeat to Derby County last night.

Marco Silvestri - 6

Not too much he could have done about either Derby County goal. Silvestri is the least of Leeds United's concerns at the moment and was one of their better performers on the night. 

Sam Byram - 5 

Not his finest outing, Byram always appeared to be struggling against Derby's attacking threat. However, was by no means Leeds' worst defender. 

Giuseppe Bellusci - 4

Although Alex Mowatt will get the blame for his own-goal, Bellusci's error was just as bad. He failed to clear a cross and it was because of this that his teammate made the mistake. The Italian's distribution was also dreadful throughout. 

Liam Cooper - 4

His confidence may have been knocked by an own-goal in the Whites' previous game against Wigan Athletic because he looked well off the pace last night. Cooper found Derby forward Chris Martin too tough to handle and was guilty of making numerous errors throughout the match. 

Stephen Warnock - N/A

Injured too early to receive a rating. 

Lewis Cook - 6

The 17-year-old is one of the brightest talents in this Leeds team and he was one of a select few who could feel satisfied with their performance last night. He didn't hide in the face of adversity and that is to be admired from someone of such tender years. 

Tommaso Bianchi - 4

The central midfielder is really struggling to make an impression at the moment and looks well off the pace. Pressure is growing on him and displays of this nature will do little to help his cause. 

Alex Mowatt - 4

The own-goal was the stand-out moment from his night, but his overall showing was also a little concerning. The youngster is clearly a talent, but he lacked his usual attacking exuberance yesterday. 

Rodolph Austin - 5

His energy was obvious, but his technical ability less so. Austin was guilty of giving possession away on numerous occasions, but he did show some fight which is sure to have pleased the Leeds support. 

Souleymane Doukara - 4

Lost his man for Derby's second goal of the evening and offered very little going forward. This was not a display that Doukara will look back on with much fondness. 

Mirco Antenucci - 6

Probably Leeds' best performer on the night. Antenucci worked hard despite cutting an isolated figure and was the only player on the Whites' team to cause the Derby defence any problems. 


Gaetano Berardi - 5

Played out of position after coming on to replace Warnock and it showed. He put in a great deal of effort, but it was a struggle. 

Adryan - 5

Although he didn't have much impact after coming on last night, Adryan must surely come back into this Leeds team. The Brazilian is the most talented player Neil Redfearn has at his disposal. 

Billy Sharp - 5

A goal at Nottingham Forest was supposed to revive Sharp's career at Leeds, but he wasn't able to turn this game around. Given the last half hour, he rarely threatened. 

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