What Leeds defender Scott Wootton did against Bristol City is not good enough, says ex-star Tony Dorigo

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Leeds United defender Scott Wootton displayed a costly lack of composure in midweek, says Tony Dorigo.

Former Leeds United defender Tony Dorigo has criticised the lack of composure shown by Scott Wootton against Bristol City.

Leeds let a two goal lead slip in the dying stages of the match to draw 2-2, and Dorigo believes Wootton exemplified the side's inability to keep the ball.

He told Radio Yorkshire: "I'm not picking on Wootton but two or three times he just sliced it anywhere. 

"You've got to try and retain the ball. That's not good enough.

"It was not long after that they came to this right hand side and got their first goal back, and that started an avalanche of chances."

Wootton was a surprise selection over Gaetano Berardi at right-back, and struggled in the final quarter of the match.

Uwe Rosler saw the pressure he was coming under late on, telling BBC Radio Leeds that he brought Berardi on for Byram as Wootton needed help.

Wootton was glad to be playing in the back four after an ill-fated experiment in central midfield against Doncaster Rovers in the Capital One Cup, but doubts remains among fans as to whether he should be a first choice selection for the club.

Dorigo's observation was backed up statistically, with Wootton's 45 per cent pass accuracy the lowest of any outfield player at Ashton Gate.

Passing AccuracyMins Played
Scott Wootton45%90

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