Steve Evans says Sol Bamba will be disappointed with defensive display v Derby

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Steve Evans says Sol Bamba will be disappointed with his defending against Derby.

Leeds United captain Sol Bamba scored in his side's 2-2 draw with Derby County, but defensively it was not one of his better games.

The centre-back partnered Liam Cooper in central defence, with Scott Wootton and Charlie Taylor at full-backs, and Giuseppe Bellusci left on the bench.

Bamba was caught out for both Derby County goals, and head coach Steve Evans explained that he expected his captain would be unhappy with his display.

He told BBC Radio Leeds: "I think Sol will be disappointed with his defending. Not with the other point of his game but the goal was an issue, the goal [he scored] he makes up for that error."

Bamba's goal was useful, but he is not expected to do so on a regular basis. By contrast he is required to defend well week in and week out, and on this occasion he was found wanting.

His performance may even have had some fans yearning for Giuseppe Bellusci to return to the side, having impressed in recent weeks.

For Tom Ince's equaliser, Leeds were cut apart too easily by Derby, and while that could be put down to a lack of concentration, such mistakes are costly, and are the difference between one point and three.

Leeds are 12th in the Championship table, currently nine points off the play-off positions.

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