Leeds United fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Brighton last night.
Leeds United’s impressive run of form came to an end last night with a 2-0 defeat away at Brighton.
Neil Redfearn’s team went into the game with plenty of confidence and enthusiasm but they looked fatigued as the game went on and the home side gradually broke them down.
Here are five things we learned about the performance.
Morison is struggling
Steve Morison may work his socks off up front, but he’s struggling for confidence and only goals will turn that around. Redfearn now has a big call to make looking ahead to the next game over whether to keep him in the team.
Need for a top quality striker
Whether Redfearn opts to try and add a top quality striker to his squad in the summer remains to be seen. However, a prolific goalscorer coming in could take some of the pressure away from a young midfield if none of the strikers at the club step up and take their chance.
Where was the menace?
Leeds have been at their best in recent games when they have been aggressive and on the front foot, looking to get at the opposition. That menace is intimidating but it wasn’t evident last night which allowed Brighton to settle into the game.
They missed Byram
Sam Byram’s energy and pace around midfield could have helped Leeds last night in terms of closing down Brighton’s players, aswell as offering some width and pace down the channel, which would have eased congestion through the middle of the team.
Fatigue on show
Leeds have produced a great run of recent results. They have been playing to a very high standard in recent games and both physically and mentally, it seems to have taken a lot out of the players. How they react going into the next match is important.