Eddie Gray defends Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham,...

Leeds United lost against Brentford at Griffin Park in the Championship at the weekend.

Leeds Manager Eddie Gray looks dejected during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Highbury on April 16, 2004 in London.

Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen has come under pressure due to the team’s disappointing run of form.

The West Yorkshire outfit started the season strongly, but their recent results and performances have been poor.

The Whites lost at the weekend, going down 3-1 to Brentford away from home at Griffin Park in the Championship on Saturday evening.

Although Brentford deservedly picked up all three points from the encounter, Leeds players made mistakes, notably goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

Leeds legend Eddie Gray has defended Christiansen, and has suggested that he could have done nothing about the individual mistakes made by the players.

Leeds United's Danish manager Thomas Christiansen gestures on the touchline during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester City and Leeds United at King Power...

Gray told LUTV when asked about individual errors in the match: “I was talking to Thomas and he is right when he says it. What can you do tactically?"

“That’s nothing to do with tactics or getting the gameplan wrong, it's just people making errors,” added the Scotsman.

Gray suggested that attacking midfielder Pablo Hernandez should have started against Brentford and told LUTV: “I would have played Hernandez today.”

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United celebrates scoring the first Leeds goal with Pontus Jansson of Leeds United during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Leicester City and Leeds...

Leeds are 10th in the Championship table at the moment with 23 points from 16 matches, three points behind Aston Villa, who are currently sixth in the standings and occupy the final playoff spot.

The Whites will take on Middlesbrough at Elland Road in the Championship after the international break and will be determined to pick up all three points from the encounter.

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