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Where could Martyn Woolford hurt Leeds United this weekend?

Millwall wide man Martyn Woolford was reportedly a deadline day target for Leeds United.

The Yorkshire Evening Post mentioned Millwall winger Martyn Woolford several times as a target for Leeds United in their deadline day transfer blog.

Woolford was reportedly identified as a player who could aid Neil Redfearn’s side in a wide position, but the loan deal never materialised and he’ll now more than likely line up against Leeds in the Championship this weekend.

So where might he hurt the team he could have joined?

  PositionTeamGoalsGoal AssistAccurate CrossDribble Contests WonPassing AccuracyAppearancesMins Played
Alex Mowatt MF Leeds 4 1 16 8 83% 22 1,717
Luke Murphy MF Leeds 3 1 12 1 72% 14 993
Rodolph Austin MF Leeds 2 2 3 11 80% 22 1,616
Sam Byram DF Leeds 2 0 11 11 79% 26 2,103
Martyn Woolford MF Millwall 2 1 13 19 76% 24 1,774
Adryan MF Leeds 0 2 2 16 80% 11 712
Lewis Cook MF Leeds 0 0 6 31 77% 28 2,142

In terms of goals and assists, there’s not too much difference. The same goes for Woolford’s crossing stats in relation to the current Leeds midfielders in and around Redfearn’s team.

He’s made a high number of appearances for the London based side but the stats in these areas don’t show much which will leave Leeds’ midfielders and defenders shaking in their boots.

Interestingly, only Lewis Cook has won more dribble contests against other players than Woolford, based on this selection of players.

What that suggests is that Woolford has guts and isn’t afraid to take people on.

If Millwall can get him on the ball, he can get at the full-back and put him onto the back foot as he looks for space to either put in a cross or get in behind.

His passing accuracy is competitive but again doesn’t suggest that he would have added anything to Leeds in terms of the way he protects possession.

All in all, he seems to be a decent player but his numbers don’t suggest he’ll be giving Leeds players nightmares this evening or creating a massive sign of regret for Neil Redfearn, in terms of not having signed him.

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