A hard earned and much needed 3 points were earned yesterday at the King Power Stadium. Leeds had a point to prove after a poor display against Blackpool and bounced back as we always do.
First of all it has to be said that Clayton's strike was absolutely amazing, a joy to watch... But one of the most pleasing and maybe suprising things was our display at the back. Our two centre backs in particular were very impressive.
Both Andy O'Brien and Paddy Kisnorbo have had a lot of stick this season, but it has to be said that they both looked extremely solid yesterday and put in a good shift, with their experience shining through as they limited Leicester and broke up just about every attack.
The question is now, will that leave Grayson with a dilemma? Can you drop two players that performed so well?
For me Tom Lees has to be in the team, he has been fantastic so far this season, particularly when he moved over to his natural position. So that leaves Darren O'Dea, who has been reasonably solid, although some of his clearances, positioning and passing have been questionable. To be honest, a fully fit Kisnorbo that is getting back to his best, in my opinion should start in front of him every time.
Howson is still playing below his usual standard, there are lots of possible scenarios as to why that may be... Some people say its because his head is elsewhere and is after a move, some that he isn't playing in his favoured position. But the problem is, when you have a captain that is not vocal and his qualities are supposed to be that he leads by example (which he certainly isn't at the moment), what is he actually bringing to the team currently?
I have always been a fan of Howson, but I have to admit that his recent form is worrying, and maybe it would be better for the team to give someone else a game, Vayrynen and Brown are waiting in the wings and must be wondering what it will take to get a chance. I would also like Sam to get more of a chance, who's pace and skill always seems to cause problems to the opposition when he does come on.
We can now look forward to our next game, away to Burnley and think we should be able to come away with another three points. For those of you that don't know, the game is due to be screened live on BBC on Sat 19th Nov, 12.45 kick off.
Please feel free to comment on this blog, cheers... MOT!!!
Editor of the site, life long Leeds fan and regular to games. Always has an opinion on everything to do with the club, and not frightened to express it. Love Leeds through ups and downs... MOT!!!!!