Leeds Player Ratings: Who shone and who flopped in defeat at Brentford?

Tanya Simon
April 23, 2019

Leeds United have made an approach to sign Forest Green Rovers attacker Reece Brown this summer, Football Insider understands.

Leeds are only five points clear of fourth-placed West Brom who have a better goal difference and finish with a home clash against third-bottom Rotherham United and trip to sixth-placed Derby County - possibly the side most likely to face the Whites in the play-off semis with Middlesbrough and Bristol City the other protagonists in that battle.

"We had the hope to finish first or second but with the loss of today it's going to be very hard".

"In a game like this (Brentford) where the number nine played alone and was helped by two wingers, I took the decision to put in Adam Forshaw because he moves more with the ball".

Sam Morsy is delighted after Wigan Athletic secured a comeback 2-1 away victory over Leeds United in Friday's Championship game.

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After the final whistle, Juventus players celebrated by forming a circle and jumping up and down clapping their hands. The only other club in the top five European leagues that had won seven straight was Lyon in France from 2002-08.

Despite Leeds' desperation, Brentford continued to look the more threatening, with Maupay acrobatically firing just over, before Canos was denied a wonderful solo goal by Casilla. We didn't take advantage of the positive moments where we could have made a difference. At the beginning of the halves we could have scored goals. "We knew that we could press them high to create opportunities - we saw that also, the last time we played them".

Frank thought his players fully merited the win, even though they were fortunate to survive a sloppy opening and a strong penalty appeal by Leeds.

"There is sadness linked to the fact that we could have changed small things but if we want to say "why we don't have 10 points more" you just have to take a look at how many chances to score we need compared to other teams to score against us". We had a lot of possession, but we gave some poor goals away.

But Brentford are about as mid-table as it gets and, more to the point, Leeds have already shown this season they are capable of beating any side in the division and comprehensively too. "This is the summary of our season".

Leeds had plenty of chances with Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts squandering two of them in the first five minutes as Bamford fired wide before a heavy touch from Roberts allowed goalkeeper Daniel Bentley the chance to smother his one-on-one.

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