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Midfielder non-existent: Three worst Leeds players in draw v Wigan

By Will Butcher

Leeds failed to secure three points against Wigan on Sunday afternoon at the DW Stadium as a poor first-half display proved too much to overcome.

Here, Football Insider identifies the three worst Leeds players from the 1-1 draw in Lancashire as Garry Monk’s side remain in England’s second tier of football.

Pablo Hernandez

The former Swansea and Valencia star has finished at almost a complete opposite of his strong form earlier in the season. Since the turn of the year and confirming a permanent deal with the Yorkshire giants, Hernandez has only proved his technical prowess in glimpses. It appeared to be the case on Sunday, as he was non-existent throughout the match before being substituted just after the hour mark for Alfonso Pedraza. In what highlighted his poor display, Kemar Roofe’s energy in his position following the substitution saw Leeds prove more dangerous than they had been throughout the whole match.

Stuart Dallas

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A poor performance from the Northern Ireland international, who struggled to offer any kind of attacking threat from out wide. You can understand why Monk has repeatedly changed his attacking midfielders this season, with the likes of Souleymane Doukara and Alfonso Pedraza also showing their quality in glimpses. With Monk set to freshen up his squad in the summer transfer window, if he does indeed remain in charge, Dallas could be a victim of a reshuffle.

Kyle Bartley

Slightly harsh on the stand-in captain, but the Swansea loanee was guilty of losing his head on a number of occasions which resulted in him picking up his 12th yellow card of the season. Omar Bogle beat Bartley in the air on numerous occasions and did break through on goal more than once throughout the match, leaving Rob Green to save his blushes. Despite this, Bartley must still be signed in the summer if Leeds are to progress as a club.

In other Leeds news, Noel Whelan has given this verdict on Monk’s contract saga.

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