Credit where it's due: Rudy Austin was Leeds' stand-out star on Saturday

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Leeds United lost 3-2 to Watford but midfielder Rudy Austin impressed for Neil Redfearn's side.

Leeds United’s season is the very definition of a rollercoaster campaign, both on the pitch and off it.

Neil Redfearn’s side looked on the up after going on a wonderful run, but two defeats in a week – against Brighton & Hove Albion and now Watford – have put them if not back where they started, then certainly with much to do between now and May.

When midfielder Rudy Austin added to Billy Sharp’s opening strike to put Leeds 2-0 up on Saturday, it seemed another three points were on the horizon. But the Hornets had other ideas, turning things around in dramatic style and leaving Neil Redfearn’s side understandably dejected.

But despite the result, Austin can take pride in his performance, showing just what he is capable of this weekend.

Leeds fans will cry out for him to do it on a more regular basis, but against Watford the Jamaica international did all he could to get Leeds back to winning ways, including netting an absolute screamer.

  GoalsKey PassesShotsOn-target Shooting AccuracyTackles WonDuels WonPassing AccuracyMins Played
Rodolph Austin 1 1 3 100% 4 6 93% 74

His passing accuracy of 93 per cent was brilliant, as was his on-target shooting accuracy of 100 per cent (from three attempts). He also won four tackles and six duels and he may well look back on Leeds' latest match and wonder just how they lost after starting so well.

The 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer and it remains to be seen if he will be offered a new deal, but for now he remains an integral part of Redfearn's side.

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