Date: 24th February 2018 at 7:13pm
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BBC Radio Leeds pundit Noel Whelan has slammed the attacking play by Leeds United in their 1-0 win against Brentford at Elland Road on Saturday.

Liam Cooper’s first-half header was enough to grab Leeds their first win since Boxing Day and the first with Paul Heckingbottom as manager.

It was a gritty performance that was nowhere near to the quality shown of those in the early parts of the season when the Whites were briefly top of the Championship standings.

However it was one that appears to have got the Yorkshire club’s bid to finish in the play-offs back on track as they now sit just five points away from sixth place.

Speaking to West Yorkshire Sport on their official Twitter account after the game, former Leeds striker Whelan has listed three aspects of the attacking play that left him unimpressed against Brentford.

“Today it was down to a lack of composure in the final third, that final ball and weight of pass,” Whelan said, slamming three negatives in the Leeds performance.

The BBC pundit did take note of positives though, especially at the other end of the pitch.

“Defensively we looked solid,” he added.

Leeds are 11th in the Championship table ahead of a big game against Middlesbrough at the Riverside next Friday.

Tony Pulis’ side are three points ahead of the Whites in seventh place, but it would take a very heavy win for Heckingbottom’s men to leapfrog Boro due to their superior goal difference.

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