By Alex Stevens
Hadi Sacko made little impact in a second-half cameo for Leeds in their 0-0 draw against QPR on Saturday afternoon – and fans took to Twitter to pan his display.
The right-winger started on the bench and replaced Kemar Roofe after an hour of the Championship encounter at Elland Road.
But Sacko, 22, was unable to effect a game in which Leeds struggled to create goalscoring opportunities and did not have a single shot on target.
Supporters were extremely frustrated with what they claim was another ineffective display by the former France Under-20 international.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Sean (@ROI_LUFC) March 11, 2017
WHY IS MONK STILL PLAYING SACKO?! #lufc
— Thomas ♣️ (@tommieD69) March 11, 2017
Small gripe. But why does Ayling (our right back) constantly seem further up the pitch than Sacko (our winger)? Ah well. We move on. #lufc
— Mr Geldard (@MrJGeldard) March 11, 2017
I assumed we brought Sacko on to run at people and get to the byline. Did he even do that once? #lufc
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) March 11, 2017
can someone explain to me what the use of sacko coming on, I understand the over lap plays but never know a player to line hogg #lufc
— Lee Ellis (@LeedsunitedLee) March 11, 2017
QPR well organised at the back .Came to frustrate and succeeded ! Sacko , pass or shoot ffs ! #lufc
— Warren Shepherd (@Shepherd7W) March 11, 2017
Frustrating, that. Put 3 men on Wood and we have no Plan B. Thought Ayling was going to punch Sacko at one point #lufc
— Al H (@RevAMol) March 11, 2017
Bridcutt, Vieira, Pablo, Sacko playing nowhere near the standard they were. #lufc
— Michael (@Michael88445) March 11, 2017
Sacko was one of Leeds’ most inspired attacking players in the first half of the season after nailing down a regular place in the side during his season-long loan from Sporting Lisbon.
But his form has dipped in recent months and the most common criticism from supporters is that he lacks end product, with his 35 appearances in all competitions yielding two goals and four assists.
Leeds remain on course for a place in the play-offs after consolidating their place at fourth in the Championship table with a haul of 66 points from 37 matches.
They are six points clear of seventh-placed Fulham, who secured a sensational 3-1 win at leaders Newcastle on Saturday.
In other Leeds team news, the club are to pounce and re-sign a 23-year-old after a £10million transfer is all but sealed.