Are these the three big lessons learned from Leeds United's friendly loss?

Commerzbank Arena - Eintracht Frankfurt

A look at Leeds United's narrow defeat to Frankfurt.

Leeds head coach Uwe Rosler was hoping to learn about his players from last night's friendly against Frankfurt, in which the Whites were unlucky to come away with a 2-1 defeat.

Steve Morison scored the goal, standing in for the injured Chris Wood, but his abilities and limitations are already known to supporters.

There were though three particular lessons which stood out for the Championship side...

Scott Wootton continues to struggle at right-back

Scott Wootton had a strange season last year. He continued his downward spiral since joining Leeds, seeming surplus to requirements, before being sent on loan to Rotherham. Then upon his return, Neil Redfearn seemed immediately impressed, picking him as a regular in defence, which was enough to earn him a new contract. This pre-season though, Wootton has looked uncomfortable in the position, and last night was no exception. If Leeds are to persist with playing Sam Byram in midfield, Gaetano Berardi could be a more adept alternative.

Casper Sloth is not the answer on the left wing

Leeds have bought well this summer, but their failure to sign a winger is a real black mark against them, and continues to frustrate supporters. Danish midfielder Casper Sloth was given an opportunity there against Frankfurt, not for the first time, but struggled to make any type of impact. He was substituted after 56 minutes with Uwe Rosler seemingly not impressed, yet this could be a good thing if it strengthens his resolve to head back into the transfer market.

Sam Byram impresses again in midfield

While the left wing remains a problem, Sam Byram continues to look outstanding on the right. The midfielder provided an assist for Steve Morison to score, adding to the goal he himself netted in pre-season last week. So long as he continues to influence games, regardless of the opposition, he will continue to get the chance to play further forward, in part due to a lack of credible competition.

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