Keith Andrews comments on Leeds United trio after draw against Derby County

Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez takes on Derby County's Jack Marriott during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on September 21, 2019 in...

Leeds United once again struggled to make use of their dominance as they dropped points against Derby County on Saturday.

Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez steals the ball from Derby County's Scott Malone during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on September 21,...

Keith Andrews has been critical of Jack Harrison, Pablo Hernandez and Patrick Bamford's performance for Leeds United as they recorded a 1-1 draw with Derby County on Saturday afternoon at Elland Road. 

The former promotion winner claimed that Harrison's final ball simply 'isn't good enough', whilst the usually reliable Hernandez was 'quiet' against the Rams and Bamford should have scored on the day. 

It was a typical Leeds performance under Bielsa - from dominating the game, missing a penalty when 1-0 up and then conceding a stoppage-time goal to drop points. 

 

Speaking to Sky Sports Football on (21/09/2019 at 2:40 pm), Andrews believes that Klich's penalty miss in the second half was the turning point during the game. 

"Harrison's final ball isn't good enough," Andrews told Sky Sports. "They are getting into great areas, time and time again, but they just don't convert them into outstanding chances, which they should be. 

"They have got the players to do it. Hernandez was a little bit quiet today. Bamford should have been on the scoresheet. But even with the first 10-15 minutes of the second half, I wasn't really worried [for Leeds]. I thought Derby came [back] into it, but I thought that was Leeds' lack of intensity, which you can't really keep up for the whole 90 minutes. 

"It wasn't until the penalty miss where I thought you could see the Derby players just growing in confidence and feeling like something was there for them."

Jack Harrison of Leeds United shoots whilst being under pressure by Max Lowe of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on...

The positive for Leeds is that they are still sitting top of the Championship table - they are level on points with second-placed Swansea City and one point ahead of third-placed Preston. 

A couple of tough fixtures await Leeds because next Saturday they take on Lee Bowyer's Charlton, who have started the season in a strong fashion and West Brom, who are one of their rivals for promotion. 

Leeds' inability to punish their opponents when on top has been a problem that has stemmed from last season and something which is now potentially a mentality thing. But Leeds still have plenty of time, and games this season to prove that they have learnt from last season.  

Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds United arrives prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on September 21, 2019 in Leeds, England.

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