Accused of 'bad attitude' by Cellino, Kieran Agard has more goals than Leeds forwards

Bristol City

Kieran Agard is thriving at Bristol City after a move to Leeds collapsed last summer.

Bristol City moved one step closer to the League On e title with a 3-0 win over fourth place Swindon Town on Monday night.

Goals from Kieran Agard, Joe Bryan and Aaron Wilbraham gave the Robins a thumping win at Ashton Gate, meaning they now sit eight points clear of second placed Preston.

It was former Arsenal and Everton youngster Agard who got the ball rolling for Steve Cotterill's men, scoring his 11th goal of the season with a deft finish over Wes Foderingham in the first half.

Agard, 25, has impressed this season, following on from his 26 goals for Rotherham last year - but his situation could be so very different.

Last summer, Leeds United were in talks to sign Agard, but the deal collapsed at the last minute, leaving him to join Bristol City instead.

The Yorkshire Evening Post carried quotes from president Massimo Cellino, suggesting that he didn't like Agard's 'bad attitude' and he would therefore not be arriving at Elland Road.

Since then, there have been no reports of any bad attitude from Agard, and with his 11th goal of the campaign, that means he has now scored more goals than any Leeds player this term.

There is of course a difference in quality between the Championship and League One, but Leeds have often lacked pace in the final third this season, and that's something Agard could have offered Leeds had they gone ahead and signed him.

Cellino clearly stuck to his guns about the attitude of players arriving at Elland Road, but his fine debut season for Bristol City will make fans question whether he made the right decision after all, with manager Neil Redfearn struggling in the striking department - whilst Agard's ability to play out wide could have also solved Redfearn's problem of having no wingers.

Maybe it's a lesson to be learned for Leeds, and maybe they should be more willing to gamble in the future - but signing a pacy striker like Agard this summer has to be a priority, regardless of their 'attitude'.

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