By Will Butcher
Football Insider analyses three things talking points from Leeds 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.
Leeds need Taylor back
Gaetano Berardi struggled at left-back as Forest got in behind the one-time Switzerland international on multiple occasions. With right-back his preferred position, Berardi was exploited by Forest and highlighted the importance of Charlie Taylor in Leeds’ team. Taylor, 23, is currently out injured with an achilles problem but manager Garry Monk will now be desperate to see him return to replace Berardi as the former Sampdoria full-back struggled against Forest’s lively attack.
Monk needs serious quality out wide
Stuart Dallas came into the Leeds side in place of Souleymane Doukara, but the Northern Ireland international failed to have an impact from the left wing. Known for his crossing ability, Dallas’ lack of pace was evident as Forest defender and former Leeds loanee Eric Lichaj kept him quiet throughout the match. With less than a week remaining in the January transfer window, a new winger should be brought in by the former Swansea boss in order to boost Leeds’ promotion hopes.
O’Kane or Vieira?
Monk now has a dilemma on his hands after Ireland international Eunan O’Kane failed to impress against Forest. Replacing teenager Ronaldo Vieira for Wednesday night’s clash, Monk now has a midfield headache on his hands as he looks to partner captain Liam Bridcutt with his best option in the middle of midfield. With O’Kane likely to get better after looking rusty following his first start since November, highly-rated star Vieira will be chomping at the bit to earn his place back in the side.