Noel Whelan criticises Jay-Roy Grot display for Leeds United

A general view of Villa Park ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Reading at Villa Park on April 15, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Leeds United lost against Aston Villa at Villa Park in the Championship on Friday.

Leeds United's Dutch midfielder Jay-Roy Grot (2nd R) has this shot saved as Leicester City's English defender Harry Maguire (R) closes in during the English League Cup fourth round...

Leeds United’s poor run of form continued on Friday evening, as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa away from home at Villa Park in the Championship.

The West Yorkshire outfit are struggling for results and for positive performances at the moment, and their luck did not improve this evening.

Lewis Grabban, currently on loan from Premier League club Bournemouth, scored the goal for Villa just before the half-hour mark.

James Tarkowski of Burnley and Jay-Roy Grot of Leeds compete for the ball during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in...

Noel Whelan was following the match for BBC Radio Leeds, and the former Leeds striker was far from impressed with the performance of Jay-Roy Grot as a substitute.

The 20-year-old, who can operate as a striker or as a winger, came on in place of Ezgjan Alioski midway in the 66th minute.

Whelan told BBC Radio Leeds at full time (9:40pm, Friday, April 13, 2018): “Don’t get me started on Grot. I don’t think he passed the ball to one of our players since he came on. First one he gave away, second one he put out of play.”

Leicester City's Welsh midfielder Andy King (C) vies with Leeds United's Spanish midfielder Pablo Hernandez (L) and Leeds United's Dutch midfielder Jay-Roy Grot (R) during the English...

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Villa Park on Friday evening, hosts Villa had 53% of the possession, took 17 shots of which five were on target, and earned five corners, according to BBC Sport.

Visitors Leeds had 47% of the possession, took nine shots of which two were on target, and earned four corners, according to BBC Sport.

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