Noel Whelan's instant reaction as Leeds United lose again, with Chris Wood in the firing line

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Leeds United lost 2-1 at home to Birmingham City.

Leeds United's Chris WoodLeeds United's Chris Wood

Leeds United have lost for the second time in as many games in the Championship this season after a 2-1 defeat at home to Birmingham City.

It was a game of two halves for Leeds. They played well in the first 45 but came out in the second looking flat and Birmingham punished them.

It was also a game which, according to former Leeds striker Noel Whelan, highlighted a glaring issue with the Leeds team – they need another striker.

Speaking to BBC West Yorkshire Post-Match he made it clear he was not impressed with the current options:

“Well Wood wasn’t having the best of games. His touch was off today, far too heavy with his first-touch, trying to do too much.

“We put Roofe on in place of him and he played alongside Antonsson. Nut as much as he’s got lots of energy and enthusiasm for the game Roofe he’s just not a centre-forward.

“Hence why we need another good striker.”

Leeds’ striking issues are clear to see.

New Zealand striker Wood was cumbersome once again and whilst Antonsson shows potential, he is inexperienced at this level.

New Zealand's Chris Wood shoots at goalNew Zealand's Chris Wood shoots at goal

Roofe meanwhile may have played through the middle in League Two with Oxford United but at this level his best position may be out wide.

The club must surely be on the lookout for new striking options before the transfer window shuts at the end of this month.

Leeds have now failed to win after 90 minutes in all three of Garry Monk’s competitive games in charge.

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