73% pass-accuracy; six battles won: Leeds' Scott Wootton solid but has room to improve

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Leeds United drew 1-1 with Birmingham City on Saturday but how did defender Scott Wootton perform?

It is fair to say Scott Wootton is not the most loved of Leeds United players, but his most recent performance for Neil Redfearn’s side suggested he could still have a future at the club.

The former Manchester United defender is most commonly used as a centre-back, but against Birmingham City on Saturday the 23-year-old played as a right-back…and a pretty steady one, too.

It remains to be seen how many chances Wootton will get when all Leeds’ players are fit and available, but he did himself no harm this weekend, so what do his individual statistics say about his performance?

As you can see below, the Leeds player had a passing accuracy of 73 per cent in his latest outing. He also failed to win a single tackle while he made just one effective clearance with his head and one with his feet.

  Passing AccuracyTackles WonEffective Headed ClearancesEffective Ground ClearancesDuels WonDuels LostAerials WonAerials LostMins Played
Scott Wootton 73% 0 1 1 3 3 3 3 90

He proved far more consistent in terms of battles – both on the ground and aerially – winning three and losing three apiece.

So while Wootton did look relatively solid this weekend there is plenty of work for him to do if he wants to ensure he is a regular part of Redfearn’s plans moving forward.

That said, it had seemed Wootton would never pull on a Leeds shirt again, so he has already proved the doubters wrong in that regard.

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