“Teams are defending across the halfway line and that’s stifling Wood and Hernandez,” Whelan told BBC Radio Leeds on Tuesday night in the immediate aftermath of the team’s defeat.
“If Hernandez can’t create anything and Wood can’t score, what do they do? Leeds’ midfield is too defence-minded at times, and they’re not looking like a promotion midfield in terms of their goal contribution.
“I think they have been found out a little but they don’t need to change the formation. You could put [Kemar] Roofe next to Hernandez to make runs from deep – he’d be a good target to flick balls onto.”