Danny Mills says that Leeds United need to figure out how to start defending from corners and free-kicks after finding themselves lacking the necessary physical presence in the Championship.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds and England full-back says that other than centre-back pairing Liam Cooper and Ben White, Marcelo Bielsa’s side are lacking in imposing players who can combat the threat of the opposition.
Of the three goals conceded by the Whites in the Championship so far, two have come from set plays while the other was from open play.
Having seen Barnsley threaten the goal through the likes of former Leeds defender Aapo Halme on Sunday, Mills says Bielsa and his team need to make sure that the lack of physicality does not come back to bite them.
Mills told Football Insider: “Leeds aren’t the biggest team, other than the two centre backs in Cooper and White. Bamford’s tall but he’s not the greatest of defensive headers.
“They’ve got to stop conceding corners, which clearly is not going to happen all the time, or just find a different way to defend set-pieces because there’s been quite a few problems caused by that and they just need to make sure that isn’t their undoing.”
Leeds’ next outing sees them take on Derby County in what will be the first meeting since their Championship play-off semi-final clash, the Rams coming out on top before losing to Aston Villa at Wembley.
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