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Leeds United's five best players of the 2015/16 season

Leeds' Stuart Dallas (2nd L) celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goal

The Whites finished the campaign 13th in the Championship.

Leeds' Stuart Dallas (2nd L) celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goal

With the news breaking that Leeds United are definitely going to be starting next season with a new manager, Steve Evans' replacement will undoubtedly be looking at how the squad performed during this past campaign when considering any changes he wishes to make before the first game.

With that in mind, here is a look at five of United's best performers from this past season:

Liam Bridcutt

Bolton Wanderers' Liam Trotter in action with Leeds United's Liam Bridcutt

Before the holding midfielder arrived at Elland Road, United's defence looked vulnerable and certainly needed someone with bags of composure to sit in front and provide them with extra protection.

The Sunderland man did an excellent job during his loan spell, and his arrival arguably allowed the likes of Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt to concentrate more on offering support in attack when they were on the pitch.

While his loan spell has now come to an end, the fact that the Black Cats remained in the top flight may make it easier for the next boss to make a move for the 27-year-old happen if he feels that the defence needs that support once again.

Marco Silvestri

The Italian was certainly guilty of making some costly mistakes this past season, but he also put in several man of the match displays that led the Whites to points they arguably did not deserve. 

Like Bridcutt protecting the defence from in front, Silvestri was often there to bail them out if required.

Should he be happy to stay next season, the goalkeeping department will arguably be one area that the next manager will not need to make too many changes to, as he will have an experienced understudy in Ross Turnbull around while Bailey Peacock-Farrell looks to be an extremely bright prospect and has been offered a new deal.

Chris Wood

Chris Wood celebrates after scoring the first goal for Leeds from the penalty spot

The New Zealander often came in for criticism for failing to take the kind of chances that you would expect to see confidently dispatched by a striker of his calibre. 

Nevertheless, he finished the season as the side's top goalscorer with 13 league strikes to his name, and that total would have surely been more had he not spent a considerable period of time out on the sidelines.

His task next year will be to be as ruthless in the high-pressure games as he was during the final weeks of this past season when Leeds' promotion hopes were already in tatters.

Stuart Dallas

Since the likes of Robert Snodgrass and Max Gradel departed, Leeds have gone through several wingers that have been unable to create genuine goalscoring chances for their teammates on a regular basis, but it appears that they have finally found one that can at least compete with the aforementioned pair.

The summer signing from Brentford was surely United's strongest performer in the first-half of the campaign, and while he tailed off and struggled for consistency in the second-half, he still finished as Leeds' most productive assist-maker, having set up six goals for the team.

With all other wide options amongst the squad arguably struggling to make such a strong case to be in the first-team, it seems likely that Dallas will be an important member of the side once again next year.

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor celebrates with team mates after scoring the second goal for Leeds

Taylor's ability to often cope with the best wingers that the Championship has to offer, and then create problems of his own going forward has undoubtedly made him Leeds' most impressive player this past term.

His stunning goal against MK Dons confirmed that he has the potential to be a special player. And after watching Sam Byram depart in January, getting the 22-year-old to agree a new deal could be the most important piece of business that the club do all summer, as he is certainly one of the players that the team will need to keep hold of if they hope to be fighting for promotion next year.

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