By Russell Edge

2nd Mar, 2018 | 9:38pm

Leeds player ratings v Middlesbrough: Senior duo to blame in shocking 3/10 displays


Leeds United suffered a major blow in their play off hopes this season after suffering a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Middlesbrough on Friday night.

Ahead of kick off at the Riverside, the Whites sat in 11th, just five points off the top six, and knew that victory over Boro would put themselves level on points with Tony Pulis’ men, who themselves were sitting in eighth.

However, after a opening 30 minutes which was tightly fought between the two sides, Patrick Bamford was on hand to flick home a Stewart Downing cross past Felix Wiedwald and give the home side the lead.

Six minutes later and Bamford had doubled both his and the club’s tally against Leeds, poking home under the body of the German keeper after a lightning breakaway by Adama Traore, and he secured his hat trick with

It was a frustrating night for Paul Heckingbottom, who saw several of his men put in sub-par performances and were comfortably second best to their north eastern counterparts.

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So how did each of the Whites players get on?

Here, Football Insider has rated all of the club’s stars out of 10, including a pair of first team mainstays who were firmly to blame for their shocking displays.

Click below to find out how the goalkeeper and defence got on against Middlesbrough…