By Russell Edge
Former Leeds United winger John Hendrie has blasted the club’s star players for their inability to grind out results.
The Whites currently find themselves in 10th place in the Championship, despite having been league leaders earlier in the campaign, thanks to a truly abysmal run of form.
Manager Thomas Christiansen has seen his side slip to seven defeats in their last nine league outings, most recently suffering a 3-1 loss away to Brentford, which has resulted in the club toppling down the table to sit 12 points adrift of current table toppers Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Hendrie, who spent just a solitary season at Elland Road, says that the club have some brilliant players among their ranks but insists they need to learn how to do the dirty work if they are to be considered a good side in the second tier.
He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Leeds know they have got the flair players, some terrific players.
“They have just got to start winning ugly. With all due respect, the games they have been winning, they have been winning them in a flamboyant and cavalier manner.
But they have got to scrape results too. They are not scraping victories and for you to be a good team you have got to do that.
“You can’t always play well but you have got to find ways to win games.”
Leeds will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways when they welcome Middlesbrough to Elland Road on Sunday, with the match marking former manager Garry Monk’s first return to the club since leaving at the end of his contract over summer.
Defeat would see the Whites having gone an entire month without a point in the Championship, while a win could see them close the gap on the play off spots, as they currently sit three points off sixth place Aston Villa.
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