Michael Brown has told Quest’s coverage of the EFL that Leeds United need to improve under Marcelo Bielsa in one area – boasting a prolific goalscorer.
Bielsa admitted after the Whites’ 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday that they need a lot of chances to find the back of the net. Leeds had 28 shots on Keiren Westwood’s goal, only to finally make the breakthrough in the 68th minute.
It was Manchester City loanee Jack Harrison that finally netted, after Tyler Roberts, Patrick Bamford and Pontus Jansson all missed golden chances to get their name on the score sheet.
A deft touch beat the impressive Westwood after a Pablo Hernandez cross, but former Leeds midfielder Brown believes Bielsa’s side needs to improve by having a goalscorer who can score more regularly.
Told that Cardiff’s top goalscorer last season was Callum Paterson with 10 goals, Brown said: “That just shows Bielsa is right. Against Sheffield United, they had great opportunities and could not put them away.
“Again, only one goal today. They need to improve on that. But it was a wonderful performance from them.”
Brown is bang on. Since returning from injury, Bamford has been very hot or cold. A shocker against Birmingham City was followed by a superb brace against Preston. On Saturday, it was neither hit or miss.
Kemar Roofe has notched 14 goals this season, but is renowned more for his contribution to play. Not the tallest, Roofe is excellent in the air and is more than adept at holding the ball up for others.
But if Leeds are to gain promotion, they need a player that can score goals on a regular basis to keep them in the top flight. In Roofe and Bamford, they do not have that.