By David Woods

19th Mar, 2018 | 2:13pm

What this Leeds player did on the pitch v Sheffield Weds left fans aghast - report

Leeds might have lost their Championship game against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, but there were signs that Paul Heckingbottom was starting to work something out with his players.

However, according to a report in Leeds Live, one incident showed just how much the crowd has suffered at Elland Road this season.

“In fairness, Leeds put in as competent a first half performance as the fans have seen in 2018, demonstrating bite in midfield, creating space, showing movement off the ball and applying some creativity,” the report read.

“The reaction to an inventive free-kick routine which ended with Caleb Ekuban hitting Joe Wildsmith’s knees with a point blank effort, saw the Elland Road crowd aghast, like they had just discovered the process of alchemy.

“It said much about the dearth of imagination and resourcefulness Leeds fans have witnessed this season, and said as much about the deep pothole of helplessness Leeds are in that nothing came from it.”

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It’s a sad state of affairs that one of the best moments for Leeds fans in the game on Saturday was a free-kick routine that didn’t work out. The players are much better than their current form suggests – they’re not the worst team in the Championship, yet that’s where the 2018 form table has them. Something is very badly wrong though, and Paul Heckingbottom needs to work out what it is fast or he won’t last much into the new season. It’s been a disastrous season for Leeds and things have to change. Blooding youngsters like Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Tom Pearce is a start but it’s certainly not the solution. That’s going to happen in the summer, and it will be Leeds’ most important transfer window in a long time.

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