Windass raises serious Leeds concern

Former Premier League star Dean Windass is worried that Leeds United simply do not have enough pace in their defence.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have struggled at times this season and have yet to keep a clean sheet in the top-flight.

Already, they have been thumped 5-1 by Manchester United at Old Trafford, drawn 2-2 with Everton, and drawn 1-1 with both Burnley and Newcastle United.

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Against United, Leeds fielded Liam Cooper and Pascal Struijk as they shipped five, while they switched to a back three against the Toffees, with Luke Ayling joining Cooper and Struijk in defence. Diego Llorente came in to play in the back three against Burnley, with Ayling pushed further forward.

They were unable to get a shutout after taking the advantage at St James’ Park on Friday with Windass believing that there isn’t enough speed in the backline, and he also believes that the club could continue to struggle throughout the campaign if they continue to play with the same kind of defenders.

Speaking to Football FanCast, Windass said: “I just think that you’re in the Premier League now and the two centre-halves for Leeds United, I’m not being disrespectful but the trouble is, if you don’t have pace at the back in the Premier League, you’re going to struggle.”