Leeds United fell to another defeat at the hands of promotion chasing Norwich City last night.
Leeds United fell to another defeat last night, as they lost 2-0 against promotion chasing Norwich City.
Leeds boss Neil Redfearn needs to try and find a way to prevent the poor form which is currently developing and focus on the side having a positive end to the season.
Here are five things we learnt about Leeds’ performance last night.
The strikers can’t play too deep
Leeds started with Billy Sharp last night, who is a perfectly good penalty box striker. He’s got a good eye for goal, but he’s wasted when he’s forced to drop off deeper when he goes looking for a way to get into the game.
He shouldn’t have to because of the central midfield options Leeds have, with arguably their main strength falling in that area.
An over reliance on Mowatt
Norwich deserve credit for the way they isolated Alex Mowatt and removed him from the game in terms of the threat he provides from midfield.
As a result, Leeds looked a little lost because they couldn’t get him into the game and onto the ball to be creative.
Byram and Taylor
Redfearn tried to do something a bit different when they were switched over onto opposite flanks, but it didn’t really work and they both looked uncomfortable playing in positions they haven’t been used to.
The boss didn’t get them back into their natural positions, which in reflection was a mistake.
Ngoyi looks decent
Granddi Ngoyi had a decent first start for the club. He looks like the sort of player who will hurry around the pitch, as he looks to break things up. He’ll want further chances to impress and has obvious areas to work on such as his passing, which was poor at times.
Belief and mentality
Leeds looked a little lost last night in terms of their belief and mentality during the game. A few players ran out of steam during the second half, but there was a general lack of spring in the side’s step throughout the game. The club are safe and Redfearn needs to find a way to motivate his players.