Heck must bring forgotten Leeds outcast in from the cold as major problems deepen
Ask a Leeds United fan where their strongest position was and they would be hard pressed to give you an answer.
As evidenced by their disastrous campaign, the Whites have problems all over the pitch, with very few senior stars turning in the consistent performances to merit any kind of success, no matter where they are playing.
From top to bottom the first team squad at Elland Road needs serious inspection, but Paul Heckingbottom has just one more league game before the summer begins.
One of the biggest problems has been Leeds’ inability to dictate the pace and tempo of games to their liking, and that was a problem which deepened further in defeat to Norwich.
A bright start from midfield pair Kalvin Phillips and Ronaldo Vieira saw them succumb to the Canaries and it was only the introduction of Adam Forshaw which saw the Whites wrestle back some control at Carrow Road.
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While there is little Heckingbottom can do now, the moment the final whistle is blown against QPR he must be planning for the controversial post-season trip to Myanmar in May – and there is a senior outcast who must be on the plane with the squad.
Signed from FC Twente last summer, Mateusz Klich will have been forgotten by many after just six months at Elland Road, leaving for the Netherlands on loan in January to play for FC Utrecht, where he has been a regular on the way to a potential fifth placed finish.
Barely handed a chance by Thomas Christiansen, Heckingbottom has seen nothing of Klich, arriving after his departure, but there is no doubt that the defensive midfielder’s qualities certainly appear to be what the Whites are lacking in the centre of the park.
With the forgotten man’s future at Leeds on the line ahead of the summer, the manager must be taking the 10-cap Poland international to south east Asia in order to run the rule over the 27-year-old, and see whether he has what it takes to sort out a worsening problem in the senior side.
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