Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting TANEWS to 80360, or email
Only cutting edge missing for Leeds United
Blackburn Rovers 0, Leeds Utd 0
Leeds manager Neil Warnock felt the lack of a cutting edge undermined an impressive effort from his players in their goalless draw at Blackburn.
United enjoyed the better of the chances but could not make it back-to-back wins following their 2-0 midweek triumph over Blackpool.
Warnock felt the tangible sense of disappointment in the visiting dressing room afterwards was indicative of a fine performance.
“You don’t tend to come away to Blackburn, end up 0-0 and be as disappointed as we are,” he said.
“I don’t know how we’ve not won the game really. I never thought they were going to score, even at the death when they had a couple of corners.
“I thought we were super at the back, did well in midfield – you’ve just got to take your chances.
“When I’ve looked at the chances – Lee (Peltier) should have scored when he mishit it into the goalie, Ross McCormack should have scored, Luke Varney should have scored.
“It’s a start because we asked them to give a performance like they did on Wednesday night against Blackpool, when they were super.
“Away from home, in a couple of games we’ve been diabolical but this side’s only played together two games on the trot and if I’d had this side from the start of the season, we’d be a lot higher.”
Warnock remains on the look-out for attacking reinforcements in the loan market but no deals are close to being completed.
He went on to praise the efforts of forward trio Varney, McCormack and Steve Morison.
“We probably need another striker/winger-type to give us that little bit but I don’t think I can fault anything,” said Warnock.
“Away from home, you’ve got to start with the front lads and we’ve not had front lads who’ve worked like that this season.
“Varney’s come back and hit a good vein, Morison works his socks off and Ross is doing the best he can.
“He’s working harder than he’s ever done. He’s disappointed he didn’t score that opportunity that Morison set up for him.”
Warnock had to endure calls for his head from Leeds’ travelling supporters during the previous weekend’s 4-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester City and he refused to take his immediate future for granted.
He said: “I just take one game at a time. If we’d lost on Wednesday and lost this one, I’d have been in Cornwall on Monday!”