Leeds United duo hit back at claims of dressing room disharmony.
Leeds players have hit back at suggestions of a lack of team spirit after a photo surfaced on social media.
The Whites lost 4-1 at home to Cardiff City and were reduced to 10 men at half-time.
After the game a photo was posted on Twitter of the players in the dressing room nearly all looking at their mobile phones and not conversing - sparking claims of a lack of team spirit.
They claimed there is a ban on mobile phones in the lead up to the game.
It’s 4 hours before kickoff. Once we’ve had our meeting there’s no phones allowed.— stuart dallas (@dallas_stuart) 3 February 2018
Understand the frustration but photo taken from someone on a tour at 11.15am.We check our phones before we go into pre-match at 11:30.. All phones are banned from 13:30.. Don't believe other individuals perception Karl, We win the game this picture is never seen.. You know that. https://t.co/3LkMxbaLHp— Liam Cooper (@LiamCooper__) 3 February 2018
Leeds have not won a single game in 2018 and performances have been poor.
The loss against Cardiff was the worst of the season so far, with the game over by half-time at 3-0 down and a man down.
This row over a leaked photo is not ideal but it could lead to the players getting fired up - and that ultimately is what fans want to see, passion and pride - leading to positive results once again.