Ex-Leeds target Liam Lindsay fails to prove point to Whites with Barnsley

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

Leeds United were linked with Liam Lindsay back in January, but he would ultimately move to their Championship rivals.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

With Leeds going into their clash with Barnsley on Saturday having just lost 4-1 to Wolves in midweek and with their centre-back options coming in for a fair amount of criticism in the weeks leading up to the Yorkshire derby, Tykes defender Liam Lindsay may have been forgiven for thinking that he may be able to prove a point to the Whites.

Lindsay was linked with Leeds during the most recent January window by the Daily Record, but he would ultimately stay with Partick Thistle until the summer when he would leave for the Championship, but would instead move to Barnsley.

Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds United celebrates to the fans after scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Leeds United at Oakwell Stadium on November 25, 2017 in...Ezgjan Alioski celebrates after scoring

That meant that Saturday's game would have been a good chance for him to show that Leeds made a mistake either not moving for him or not trying harder to bring him to Elland Road.

But unfortunately for Lindsay, he was unable to make that point as Thomas Christiansen's men secured the three points, winning 2-0 in a game that they largely dominated.

The Barnsley defence really struggled to contain Samuel Saiz throughout the contest, allowing the Spaniard to pull the strings by rarely applying pressure, and he took advantage, scoring the first goal and generally looking the most dangerous player on the pitch - as he so often is for Leeds.

A smoke canister is thrown as Leeds United fans celebrate during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Leeds United at Oakwell Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Barnsley,...

And had the referee had an eye on his duels with Pontus Jansson when Leeds had a corner, he could have perhaps given away at least two penalties during the game as the 22-year-old had a hold of the Swede's shirt, and was not particularly subtle about either grab.

It was not a terrible performance from Lindsay by any means, and his form throughout the season to date has suggested that he will be a very good signing for Paul Heckingbottom's side in the coming months - but the display is unlikely to have made Leeds really wonder why they did not follow up on their initial interest.

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