Noel Whelan says there should have been a fight in Elland Road changing room at halftime of Blackburn defeat

Elland Road Revie Stand

The former Leeds United striker was appalled by the performance of the Yorkshire club.

Leeds United's sorry form at Elland Road continued last night after a horror show performance against Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.

They lost the game 2-0 after conceding two goals in the opening ten minutes to Craig Conway and Jordan Rhodes leaving the home support immediately disappointed in the performance which only got marginally better.

At half-time the atmosphere at Elland Road was troubling and, as far as former Leeds striker Noel Whelan was concerned, it should have been the same in the changing room.

Whelan, who was working as part of the BBC West Yorkshire commentary team commented on the game, stating:

"If I went into a changing room after a performance like that I guarantee there would be a fight because people would be fuming.

"They would be livid - there would be fingers pointed and people would be wanting to fight each other because you care about the game.

"A talk from the manager can give them a kick up the bum but it has to come from the players.

"It's not acceptable. For Leeds United, it's not acceptable."

That was certainly once the case at Leeds United but this team seems to lack the leaders necessary to produce the atmosphere that Whelan is talking about.

Leeds need strengthening in goal, defence, midfield and up front with experience in the Championship necessary to improve the team who appear to be on the slide.

Steve Evans, who is still looking for his first win since taking over from Uwe Rosler as Leeds boss, has made it clear that new recruits are needed at Elland Road. Whether he gets the backing in the loan market from Massimo Cellino will remain to be seen.

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