One last chance for players to impress before pre-season in front of a fairly big crowd at Elland Road. In all fairness it was probably the most dominant performance we’ve seen since before Christmas but that’s much easier when there isn’t anything to play for. Some players impressed as others struggled, a 2-0 win to take into the summer, and first Myanmar.

Ratings

Baily Peacock-Farrell – 7 – Steady and comfortable today, has really made himself the clear number one, a huge summer ahead for the lad. Such an impressive stint in the side.

Luke Ayling – 9 – #PASMOM – Glorious. When he got injured I thought we would easily cope, I was so wrong. His influence on this team is unquestionable and you saw that today, his character shone through and he really pushed every player to be at their best, most stepped up. So glad to have him back, what a difference he made. Welcome back Luke!

Pontus Jansson – 7 – Looked to be enjoying himself actually, came off at the break but had put in a very good performance before that. Heading to Russia, and back to partner Kyle Bartley next season…

Liam Cooper – 6 – Didn’t do anything wrong really but he slipped back into the Cooper we know, a few Hollywood passes for no reason when we were in control.

Tom Pearce – 8 – Impressive yet again. I honestly think he is better than what Charlie Taylor WAS when he first broke into the team. He bombs up and down, makes the odd mistake but gets away with it because he’s so fast. Going forward he can be a real threat. Watch this space.

Ronaldo Vieira – 8 – The midfield three were brilliant today and I thought that Vieira controlled the game more convincingly than I’ve ever seen him do it before. His passing was on point, first time balls left and right with both feet, absolutely bullied QPR.

Kalvin Phillips – 8 – You know what, questions have to be asked of Phillips after games like this. Why can’t he do it every week, or at least more times than not? His ball control and passing was brilliant, he pulled the ball down three or four times out of the air like it wasn’t a difficult one to control, very impressive, took his goal very well but can he do this consistently?

Adam Forshaw – 8 – When he signed I was over the moon, a player who can actually hold onto the ball and control the pace of a game. I thought his energy was infective today and he set the tone with his closing down and tempo. Build the midfield around him. Quality player, and his first win as a Leeds player!

Gjanni Alioksi – 5 – Had one of those Alioksi games we’ve seen too many times this season. Is one to watch next season but he was so predictable today and the fans became very frustrated again. Needs to work on his strength and final product.

Kemar Roofe – 7 – A very good end to his season. Took his goal very well, a well executed overhead kick. Looked like a different player after that, flicking balls over opposition heads, almost set up Alioksi but he had his shot saved from what seemed like point-blank. 14 goals for the season, a very good return.

Caleb Ekuban – 5 – Worked hard but he just isn’t the answer, won’t score goals comfortably at this level. work-rate isn’t everything.

Subs

Matthew Pennington – 7 – Dealt with Matt Smith very well and constantly won headers against him. An impressive half, but I would say that’s his last in a Leeds shirt.

Ryan Edmondson – 6 – Had his chance and it was very well blocked last ditch, flattened the right-back and was booked, won a few headers. Big lad for 16.

Eunan O’Kane – 5 – Didn’t do anything when he came on, actually seemed to give the ball away every time he got it. Maybe his last game for Leeds, personally I would be looking to sell him.

 

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Born in Gibraltar, raised in Scotland from a very young age. Been a huge fan of Leeds United since I could walk and talk, thanks to my Dad, the English half of me. After a few years in Australia I moved to Leeds, the trips from Scotland down to the city a few times a season didn't cut it. Love the city. Love the people, and the 12 hour round trip to Elland Road is about a 20 minute round trip. Love writing about the club, the more I write the more I feel comfortable doing it. As long as it's enjoyable I'll continue to do so, keep looking to step it up and progress as well. Leeds United is more than just a football team for me, as is it with so many others.

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