Noel Whelan not impressed with the performance of Leeds United winger Jordan Botaka

Elland Road East Stand

The DR Congo winger struggled to perform on his first start in several months.

Leeds United lost their final home game of the season today, going down 2-1 to already relegated Charlton Athletic.

It was something of a disjointed performance from the home side once again and in what might have been Steve Evans’ last game at Elland Road for the club.

One interesting selection from Evans was to put Jordan Botaka in from the start. The DR Congo winger was given a chance to shine in the Leeds starting XI after some good performances off the bench recently.

It was his first start for Leeds since a game against Brighton and Hove Albion in October.

However, he did not put in the performance that was worthy of a continued place in the team.

One man who was clearly not impressed was Noel Whelan.

After the game the former Leeds United striker had this to say about the performance of Botaka to BBC Leeds:

“I didn't think Botaka took his chance today and I thought it was an average performance.

“He had the full game to do that but there just wasn't enough end product for me today from Botaka.”

Botaka has been out of the reckoning under Evans for much of his time at the club but has worked hard in training and off the bench to get this opportunity. Unfortunately, he did not seem to take his chance.

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