Is Samu Saiz in danger of becoming Leeds United's scapegoat?

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Samu Saiz was disappointing once again as Leeds United lost 3-0 at Elland Road to Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday night.

Samu Saiz of Leeds United(C) celebrates his sides second goal with team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017...

There was notable disappointing amongst the Elland Road crowd on Wednesday night as Samu Saiz delivered the latest in a string of below-par performances.

Plenty of questions were asked of Paul Heckingbottom’s defence as Leeds were swatted aside 3-0 by Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers, but a complete lack of spark at the other end was equally as concerning.

Leeds managed just three relatively bleak shots on target and Saiz, their great creative hope, was on the periphery throughout. He has not scored since November, has not assisted a goal since December, and has looked a shadow of his autumnal best since returning from a six-game ban for spitting during the FA Cup third round defeat at Newport County.

Leeds player Samuel Saiz (21) is held back by team mates after being red carded during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Newport County and Leeds United at Rodney Parade on...

Saiz has hogged the headlines for the wrong reasons of late with yellow cards and disciplinary issues far more frequent than goals right now and it seems that supporters are quickly losing patience with a player who, just a few months ago, appeared ready to inspire Leeds’ play-off charge.

They are now 13th in the table, 11 points adrift of the top six, and it is no coincidence that this season-ruining run has coincided with their diminutive Spanish schemer losing his form.

Samu Saiz of Leeds United scores his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017 in Bristol, England.

In truth, a performance against Wolves in which Saiz once again seemed determined to do everything himself only justified the recent criticism, and you wonder whether he could soon become a scapegoat among some sections of the support.

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