31-year-old could lose place: The three worst Leeds players during bore draw v QPR
By Will Butcher
Leeds failed to break down a sturdy QPR defence at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon as the two sides played out a dull, 0-0 draw.
In what is a blip in their hunt for their first return to the Premier League since being relegated in 2004, Garry Monk’s side were frustrated by QPR’s willingness to defend.
With some of Leeds players not at the top of their form against the Londoners, Football Insider reveals the three worst players that started for the Yorkshire giants.
Wearing the armband, former Sunderland midfielder Bridcutt has failed to recapture the form that saw him become a fan favourite on the terraces during his loan spell last season.
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Beginning the season in the same sparkling form since his permanent deal in the summer, Bridcutt broke his foot in September, and was sidelined for three months.
However, since returning to the side, the former Chelsea youth player has failed to regain his form and that was easy to see against QPR.
Alongside teenager Ronaldo Vieira, Bridcutt struggled to control the middle of park despite being at home, as Monk’s side failed to secure their 21st win of the season.
In recent outings, the four-time Spain international has been guilty of going missing in the number 10 role.
In contrast to his form earlier this season, Hernandez found it difficult to get involved and supply top scorer Chris Wood with ammunition to add to his 25 goals this season.
The 31-year-old midfielder could now see his place in the side come under scrutiny, as Leeds face promotion rivals Brighton and Reading in their next two encounters.
QPR left-back Jake Bidwell was one of his side’s best performers on Saturday afternoon, and that was largely down to his efforts in keeping £3million signing Roofe quiet.
Roofe, 24, was guilty of slowing down the tempo of Leeds’ attack on the right flank, as he was well marshalled by former Brentford defender Bidwell.
Arguably a better player in the number 10 role, Roofe could be given a chance behind Wood against Brighton or may have to settle for a place on the bench.
In other Leeds news, fans want Monk to axe this 27-year-old after his performance against QPR.