Reported Leeds United target Martyn Woolford fails in big chance to impress

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Following reports linking Martyn Woolford with Leeds United, how did the Millwall winger play against his alleged suitors at the weekend?

According to reports Leeds United were interested in signing Martyn Woolford from Millwall in the January transfer window; stories later backed up by the player himself in a recent interview with NewsatDen.

But while that move failed to materialise, the fact the player is out of contract at the Lions this summer means Leeds could yet move for the 29-year-old winger. So what that in mind, how did he perform against his apparent suitors?

Not that well if truth be told, with Woolford unable to prevent his side from losing 1-0 at Elland Road despite having plenty of chances to score himself.

For a side crying out for width, Leeds may not have been particularly impressed by the fact that the Millwall man failed to put in a single cross on Saturday, let alone an accurate one. While his four goal attempts all came to nothing as he failed to hit the target all afternoon.

  Passing AccuracyKey PassesDribblesShotsOn-target Shooting AccuracyDuels WonTotal CrossesMins Played
Martyn Woolford 83% 0 2 4 0% 5 0 90

A zero per cent crossing rate and zero per cent on-target shooting accuracy is unlikely to have set Leeds manager Neil Redfearn’s pulse racing and Woolford also failed to play a single key pass while he went on just two dribbles all afternoon.

From a Leeds perspective, that is wonderful news, as it shows how they negated the Millwall player’s threat. But the question is: Will Redfearn remain interested in the player having seen him falter on the ground he had been tipped to turn out at on a regular basis only a few weeks earlier?

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