Exclusive: Michael Brown singles out Leeds weak link after 4-3 defeat
Michael Brown has warned Leeds United they need to improve on converting their goal-scoring chances in the Premier League this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Whites star insists that the midfield must start chipping in with more goals now they are among the top flight.
Leeds had the fifth-worst conversion rate in the Championship last season as they scored with just 12.5 per cent of their shots on goal.
Jack Harrison, who netted six times last term, scored the Whites’ first goal of the new campaign with a drilled effort against Liverpool on Saturday as they lost 4-3 in an opening-day thriller.
Brown claims that converting chances has been a real issue for Leeds under Bielsa and insists the midfielders and wingers need to chip in with more goals of their own
Asked where he thought the Whites were weakest, Brown told Football Insider: “I would say creating opportunities, they’re going to have to be more clinical as a team going forward, creating chances.
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“Can a midfielder score some goals, can someone from wide areas get a few more? They need to be a little bit more clinical when creating these chances.”
Centre-forward Patrick Bamford topped the scoring sheets at Elland Road last season with 16 goals under his belt.
Pablo Hernandez was Leeds’ top-scoring midfielder or winger with nine goals, while Mateusz Klich chipped in with a further seven.
In other Leeds United news, Noel Whelan has been left drooling over a 16-year-old who “stood out like a sore thumb” in EFL Trophy clash.