By Will Butcher
Former Leeds midfield man Andy Couzens has criticised the performance of referee Keith Stroud during Bristol City’s 1-0 win over Leeds.
The official was at the centre of many fans’ thoughts at the full-time whistle, as Marlon Pack’s second-half goal ended Leeds’ winning streak of four games.
Couzens, who played for Leeds during the 1990s for four years, claimed on his personal Twitter account that Stroud only got one decision correct throughout the entire match as Spaniard Pablo Hernandez lost the ball in midfield before the Robins struck.
Stroud was at the centre of controversy in the first half, sending Leeds boss Garry Monk to the stands after an altercation on the touchline.
Monk reacted angrily to Stroud’s decision to award a free kick late on which saw in-demand left-back Charlie Taylor receive a yellow card.
Tuesday night’s loss means that Leeds must pick themselves up on Saturday as they aim to generate some momentum before the international break.
They face Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at Elland Road, who have been performing above all expectations and find themselves in 10th place.
Couzens, a Leeds academy graduate, made 37 appearances in all competitions for Leeds between 1993 and 1997, before moving on to play for the likes of Carlisle and Blackpool.