By Alex Stevens
Noel Whelan has claimed that Leeds’ 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield on Saturday was one of the worst performances he has ever seen from the club.
The former Elland Road striker was appalled by the lack of organisation and structure in the Championship clash from the team he graced in the 1990s.
Aaron Mooy’s brilliant goal kept Huddersfield top of the Championship table while Leeds have been left languishing third from bottom and in the relegation zone.
The result has cast doubt over the future of Garry Monk, who only took over as manager in June but will be wary of trigger-happy chairman Massimo Cellino.
Leeds-born Whelan graduated from the club’s youth set-up and watches all of the team’s matches as a pundit for BBC Radio Leeds.
This gives further credence to his extraordinarily scathing assessment of Monk’s side in the Yorkshire derby on Saturday.
“They didn’t look organised to me,” he told BBC Radio Leeds. “There was no structure to our game. It was just poor. We didn’t even look like scoring.
“When did we actually put a pattern of play together?
“We’ve got no fight in that side. That is one of the worst Leeds performances I have seen.”
Monk could be on limited time at Elland Road after suffering four defeats in his opening six league matches in charge given Cellino’s history of firing the men in the dugout.
During the Italian businessman’s controversial three-year tenure, Leeds have sacked six managers.
Leeds face bottom club Blackburn on Tuesday at Elland Road and they will see it as a good opportunity to get themselves a victory in their current poor form.
In other Leeds news, Monk has dropped a hint about his future transfer activity in the free agent market.