Regular Vital Leeds contributor erni is filling in for Tiny T for this game and gives us his player ratings in the opening day defeat to Derby County.
Kasper Schmeichel 9 Man of the Match
Beaten at his near post for first goal by a fierce shot but otherwise faultless
Paul Connolly 6
Got forward well and was our best defender. Good engine.
Richard Naylor 3
Was shaky from the off and constantly under pressure and putting the rest of the team under pressure. Time to go.
Neil Collins 5
Constantly covering for Naylor, but often playing statues in the middle
Federico Bessone 3
Looks prepared to go forward but loses the ball too much and passing and defending awful.
Lloyd Sam 6
Looked good until the penalty and was always prepared to play himself out of trouble instead of hoofing the ball.
Don`t really know what he was supposed to be doing. Totally ineffective in live play but decent dead ball delivery
Started brightly but lost the ball for their first goal, created our second but faded out in second half.
Bradley Johnson 6
Kept trying in the centre of midfield and was on hand to help in defence and willing to shoot. Passing not good.
Sanchez Watt 7
Worked hard especially first half and showed great skills in controlling instantly and intelligent passing. Faded in the second half.
Lucciano Becchio 6
Worked hard with little reward. Took his goal well but in truth was easily contained by Derby central defence. Too much diving still.
Cheers for those erni.
If anyone is interested in doing the player ratings for the away games then send me a PM on the forum.
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