Pre-season is well under way and Leeds have started with a 4-2 win over Harrogate Town at Thorp Arch. Goals from Kemar Roofe, Madger Gomes, Pablo Hernandez and Lee Erwin secured the victory ahead of a trip to Guiseley on Saturday afternoon.
Leeds started the first and second half with two different XI’s as the team steps up their summer. Pontus Jansson and Eunan O’Kane watched from the sidelines as their team-mates got their first taste od football in pre-season. The first half started with Green, O’Connoer, Diagouraga, Cooper, Denton, Gomes, Bridcutt, Klich, Roofe, Doukara and Antonsson. The formation is something we don’t really know but it looks like a 4-3-3 with Roofe and Doukara providing the width, but we are not 100% sure.
The second half began With Wiedwald, Ayling, Bellusci, McKay, Berardi, Dallas, Phillips, Vieira, Sacko, Hernandez and Erwin. This looks more like the 4-2-3-1 formation we used last season with Hernandez playing in behind Erwin. Both scored in the second half but we did concede two against the non-league opposition during the half. On paper it doesn’t look great but we were missing Jansson, O’Kane and Wood, even then it looks like a weak squad. The fact that Bellusci, Mckay, Cooper and Diagouraga all played at centre-backs raises red flags straight away.
The squad needs work and hopefully we can get a few players in by the end of the week, but in all honesty that isn’t looking likely.