Noel Whelan criticises Leeds' Pierre-Michel Lasogga's cameo at Villa

Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Leeds United reacts after a missed chance during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on October 31, 2017 in Leeds,...

Pierre-Michel Lasogga failed to make an impact as Leeds United suffered yet another Championship defeat.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Leeds United reacts after a missed chance during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on October 31, 2017 in Leeds,...

Noel Whelan has told BBC Radio Leeds that he has major concerns about Pierre-Michel Lasogga's attitude and labelled his cameo appearance in Leeds' defeat to Aston Villa a disgrace.

Paul Heckingbottom's men suffered another defeat as their season continues to conclude in extremely underwhelming fashion. After one campaign's respite, the Leeds fans are back to wishing the season would end several weeks before their 46th game. 

Caleb Ekuban of Leeds reacts to Aston Villa's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on April 13, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa claimed the three points with Lewis Grabban scoring the only goal during the first-half. Heckingbottom did try to change things around, with Samuel Saiz brought on at the break, Jay-Roy Grot coming on shortly after the hour-mark and Lasogga being introduced with 12 minutes left.

Unfortunately for the visitors, they could not find an equaliser and suffered their sixth defeat in their last nine. And after the game, Whelan was particularly annoyed with Lasogga's apparent inability to use his strength.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Leeds celebrates scoring to make it 1-0 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 21, 2018 in Derby,...

"I question his attitude. He's soft. He's always been soft. He's a big lump, but he's a big softie. And that just proved it down there. That to me is a disgrace. You can't win a ball, you're being muscled out so fall to the ground," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

Based on his recent form, it would certainly be a considerable surprise if Leeds made any attempt to try and keep Lasogga on a permanent basis as the German has not scored a single goal since February, a run that now stretches nine games. 

He has reached double figures for the season, Heckingbottom's reluctance to hand him regular starts certainly hints that the Whites are planning for life without the 26-year-old ahead of next season.

And given Whelan's assessment of his display against the Villans, it appears that Lasogga may not be expecting to be at Elland Road next term either.

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