Neil Redfearn: These Leeds players haven’t done enough
By Dominic Toner
Neil Redfearn believes that the Leeds attackers have not done enough during the course of the season.
The Whites are now relying on favourable results to get into the play-offs after slipping down to seventh in the Championship table, causing several people to question how they have fallen away.
Garry Monk’s side face a must-win game against Norwich on Saturday to keep their play-off dreams alive, before facing Wigan on the final day.
Redfearn feels that Leeds’ attackers have let them down this campaign by not supplying enough goals.
“I think whichever permutation of three that have played behind Chris Wood in that 4-2-3-1 system probably haven’t done enough,” Redfearn told Radio Yorkshire. “They haven’t scored enough goals, perhaps the most creative one is Pablo Hernandez.”
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Leeds have had talisman Chris Wood leading the line this season and the forward has been sensational by scoring 28 goals across all competitions.
Monk has then preferred to use three supporting attackers, with a number of options in his squad.
Pablo Hernandez, Souleymane Doukara, Stuart Dallas, Alfonso Pedraza, Mo Barrow, Hadi Sacko and Kemar Roofe have all alternated throughout the campaign.
They have not managed to provide a consistent goal threat between them and Doukara is the club’s second-highest goalscorer with six goals this season.
Meanwhile, defender Kyle Bartley ranks high for goals scorer this season with his impressive tally of five.
Monk has used an attacking trio of Roofe, Pedraza and Hernandez frequently together in recent weeks, but there seems to be a lack of end product and an over reliance on Wood.
In other Leeds news, Wood has issued a rallying cry ahead of the remaining fixtures.