Only Leeds could lose to this Sheffield Wednesday team at home. They are one of the worst sides I’ve seen at Elland Road. Yet, we managed it.
Bailey Peacock Farrell – 8 – Dealt with everything he needed to, including one great save with his legs early on.
Into the defence…
Gaetano Berardi – 8 – Got forward more than we’re used to seeing from him, mainly due to Wednesday’s lack of attacking prowess.
Pontus Jansson – 7 – It was all very easy until Wednesday scored, should have been more switched on but can’t really put the blame on him.
Matthew Pennington – 5 – Extremely weak on Wednesday’s winning goal, I don’t have confidence whenever Pennington plays.
Tom Pearce – 7 – A few nervy moments early on but a solid enough debut from Pearce, he should remain in the team for the rest of the season.
Into the midfield…
Adam Forshaw – 8 – His best game for Leeds so far in my opinion, he tried to get the team moving constantly even when there was little movement around him. The search for his first win continues…
Eunan O’Kane – 7 – Sheffield Wednesday are that bad of a team that even O’Kane didn’t seem that bad today. Yet somehow, we still lost.
Pablo Hernandez – 6 – Pablo had an absolute mare in the first half but he did create the goal to be fair to him.
Into the attack…
Gjanni Alioski – 7 – Everything in the first half came through Alioski, unfortunately the ball usually ended up with Ekuban…
Stuart Dallas – 5 – He always puts a shift in but the end product is lacking at the minute, we need better.
Caleb Ekuban – 4 – A more modern version of Steve Morison we have here. I’d put money on him never scoring a league goal for Leeds. His miss from the freekick today was diabolical.
Jay-Roy Grot – 7 – He couldn’t miss, he’s not Ekuban, but it excellent to see Grot get his first Leeds goal after all the stick he’s received.
Leeds are just a mess at this point, we haven’t improved at all since the arrival of Paul Heckingbottom. Serious questions have to be asked between now and the end of the season.
Let us know what you think needs to happen at Elland Road!