Leeds United ace Sam Byram has most creative display since position change

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Sam Byram returned to Leeds at the weekend after missing the match with Brighton.

Leeds United's Sam Byram was back in the team against Watford after missing the midweek defeat to Brighton days earlier.

The youngster was not able to help Leeds avert defeat, losing 3-2 at home to the Hornets, but he did offer a sign that the break did him good.

Byram created three goalscoring opportunities for his teammates, the most he has managed in any game since switching to the wing, rather than playing at right-back.

  MatchKey PassesMins Played
Sam Byram Leeds vs Watford 3 89
Sam Byram Middlesbrough vs Leeds 2 90
Sam Byram Reading vs Leeds 2 90
Sam Byram Leeds vs Bournemouth 2 90
Sam Byram Huddersfield vs Leeds 1 90
Sam Byram Leeds vs Millwall 1 90

Byram is seen as an integral part of the side by Neil Redfearn, who told BBC Radio Leeds last week that his absence was one of the key reasons behind their poor display against Brighton.

He has had more eye catching displays since changing position, notably scoring in matches against Huddersfield and Reading, yet from a team perspective this was a positive development.

Interestingly Byram's creative performance against Watford, coincided with Billy Sharp starting up front instead of Steve Morison.

It will be interesting to see, should Sharp keep his place as may be expected after he scored, if Byram also sees a continued upturn in his own performance, despite all the praise previously lauded on Morison for his link up play and general contribution.

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