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2 clear talking points following Leeds United 0-0 Brentford

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Leeds United drew 0-0 with Brentford at Elland Road yesterday afternoon.

The Whites have failed to win a league game since the resumption of the Premier League campaign after the World Cup break and the result means they have now won three of the last 19 games in all competitions.

The Whites are three points off the bottom of the table and one point above the relegation zone sat in 15th place in the league, intensifying the pressure on Leeds’ head coach Jesse Marsch.

We take a look at TWO clear talking points following the stalemate at Elland Road.

A left-back?

Max Wöber‘s fine display at centre-back in the absence of Liam Cooper has highlighted that there is still need for a left-back by many within the fanbase.

He was somewhat surprisingly played at centre-back and Pascal Struijk at left-back, despite the club’s insistence that he was brought in to play as a full-back and Struijk being best as a centre-back himself, too.

He handled Ivan Toney well alongside Robin Koch and the partnership was the most stable the Whites have looked at the heart of their defence all season.

The issue for Leeds is that Struijk lacks the pace and mobility to play as a left-back in the long-term. He has deputised well in a makeshift role but a more athletic option really ought to be on the agenda, either during this window or heading into the summer.

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Brenden Aaronson

The American again put in a sub-par performance, having shown mixed form for a while now.

Leeds are not lacking options in wide areas anymore: Luis Sinisterra, Wilfried Gnonto, Jack Harrison, Crysencio Summerville, and Georginio Rutter can all cover in winger/wide forward roles.

Aaronson has been lacking in the final third primarily, rarely contributing directly to a goal or assist of late. The pressing and off the ball quality is always there with Aaronson, but his final third contribution has been frustrating. The timing of his pass and decision making has lacked for long enough now.

There is of course the idea that Marsch is attempting to play him into form, but right now the best thing for him would be to start games on the bench for a spell and allow more in form players starts. He has quality but every player sometimes needs a break from the limelight.

Does Marsch need to drop Aaronson?





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