Paul Heckingbottom pleased with Lasogga display for Leeds

Hamburg's midfielder Lewis Holtby (L) and Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga (C) thank their supporters after the German first division Bundesliga football match SV Werder Bremen vs...

Leeds United lost against Sheffield United in the Championship on Saturday.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Millwall and Barnsley at The Den on January 6, 2018 in London, England.

Leeds United head coach Paul Heckingbottom has suggested to Leeds Live that he was pleased with the performance of Pierre-Michel Lasogga against Sheffield United.

Lasogga scored for Leeds in their Championship game against United away from home at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Heckingbottom has praised the 26-year-old striker, and so have the Leeds fans on social networking site Twitter.

“Great strike first half, took his goal well and he has shown that in training already so he has to continue showing that,” Heckingbottom told Leeds Live about Lasogga.

Paul Heckingbottom manager of Barnsley looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Barnsley at Bramall Lane on August 19, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Leeds United celebrates after scoring  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Millwall at Elland Road on January 20, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Good display

Lasogga, who joined Leeds on a season-long loan deal from Hamburg in the summer of 2017, has not been in great form lately.

The German striker has blown hot and cold this season and has been inconsistent, much like Leeds.

The 26-year-old’s performance against United, though, was very encouraging, and perhaps the goal will now propel him to greater heights.

Leeds’s performance in the second half against United was positive, but the visiting team failed to do much of note in the first 45 minutes at United.

For Leeds to finish in the top six of the Championship this season, they need to start winning games from now.

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