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5th Apr, 2017 | 5:39pm

Noel Whelan tears into Leeds January signing after Brentford defeat

By Harvey Byrne

Former Leeds man Noel Whelan has torn into Modou Barrow following his display in Tuesday evening’s defeat against Brentford.

The 24-year-old January loan signing from Swansea started the match at Griffin Park which saw two first half goals from Romaine Sawyers and Lasse Vibe earn Dean Smith’s men all three points.

Barrow played 66 minutes of the clash before being brought off for Kemar Roofe in a tactical substitution after failing to impress.

Now, Whelan has offered a critical verdict on his time out on the pitch, stating that Barrow didn’t affect the match at all.

“Very little. When you look at what Canos contributed compared to Leeds’ widemen – it’s no contest,” told Whelan, as quoted by the BBC news blog on Tuesday evening (9.57pm)

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“It’s not harsh. You’re picked to do a job and affect the game. He didn’t. We saw pace once, twice, if that. Everyone is going to be marked and you have to find a way to get behind players and try one-twos.”

Barrow’s start on Tuesday marked his first for the club since his move having only been limited to substitute appearances in his four other outings.

The Premier League man would have been keen to impress at Leeds before his move with the goal of returning to the top-flight with either of Garry Monk’s team, or parent club Swansea.

However, if his performances don’t improve before the season’s end in six matches time, he could find he no longer has a future in England as he enters the final two years of his contract.

In other Leeds news, Whites fans have reacted on Twitter to Pontus Jansson’s emotional message.

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