How we rated Leeds’ attack and Garry Monk

Garry Monk

It’s been a long, hard and emotional season. The whole squad seems to have come a long way from the opening day defeat at QPR where it looked like the season could be heading in the wrong direction.

Here we take a look at how we feel the players got on over the course of the season. Players must have made at least five appearances to be on the list.

Kemar Roofe, 6.5

It’s been an up and down season for Kemar Roofe. It seems Monk couldn’t find the former Oxford forward’s best position having played him in any of the three positions behind Chris Wood as well as alongside him.

It seems like his best position is in behind the striker in the number 10 position having performed well there in the League Cup and when Hernandez was injured.

He’s still young and adapting to life in the Championship having taken the massive leap from League 2 and hopefuly next season he will improve a lot.

Mo Barrow, 2

Must go down as the second most pointless loan Leeds have made after, of course, Matt Grimes.

Few substitute appearances and looked like to have the pace Leeds craved but never got a chance, evidently not good enough.

Soulaymanne Doukara, 5.5

To be fair to Doukara he’s improved as a footballer having gone away over the summer and put in the effort with a personal trainer.

Not good enough to be a number one striker and times looks hopeless but on his day he can be a handy asset. Along with Berardi he is the only original signing from Italy so he can’t be doing too much wrong.

The cracker of a volley against Nottingham Forest will go down as one of the best goals witnessed at Elland Road for years to come.

Chris Wood, 9.5

What a season it has been for Chris Wood. 30 goals in all competition and his goals fired us to what should have been a play-off spot had we not messed up…

He’s improved masses on last season and went above and beyond the great Steve Evans’ predicted target of 20 goals for a fully fit Chris Wood.

If Leeds and Wood would have got off to a better start and finished better who knows how may goals he could have added at least another five goals to his tally.

Best of all he truly wants to go down in Leeds United history and lead us back to the Premier League.

Marcus Antonsson, 3

A signing that promised so much but offered so little over the season after he had some top reviews from Swedish fans on Twitter.

Looked like a player who thrived off confidence and in the first 4/5 games when he scored two goals, he didn’t look too bad.

As time went on his opportunities depleted and due to Chris Wood banging goals in left, right and centre he never got a look in. Could have been a different story had his effort in the 96th minute went in at Derby. You just never know.

Hadi Sacko, 6

Now, there’s frustrating and then there is Hadi Sacko. Has got ability on his day and offered Leeds something they hadn’t had in a team for a while…. Pace.

One day he’d be able to tear left backs apart and then with in a second he couldn’t kick a football. If he sorted out his consistency then he would be a very effective player, especially in the Championship where defenders are scared of speedy wingers.

Pablo Hernandez, 7.5

The nutmeg king. Hernandez has been one of Leeds’ most important players this season and everything they did came through him in the number 10 position.

Went missing for a few games at a time but that can be expected of someone who hasn’t played above 30 games in a season at any point in his career.

Hopefully Leeds can sign up Hernandez for next season and we can squeeze the last bit of quality that he has left at this level.

Garry Monk, 10

We thought we’d leave the best till last. He’s been the main man and the catalyst of Leeds’ improvement. We didn’t make the play-offs but this man deserves a 10.

He’s got a city talking about it’s football team again and offered hope to a sleeping giant that the time to get out of this horrible league may just be around the corner.

He gets what it takes to be Leeds and we hope that he is here next season as everything seems like it’ll fall to pieces if he isn’t.

Whether he is or isn’t here, you’ve got to take your hat off and thank Garry. He’s made the football enjoyable for the first time in a long time after years of abysmal football.


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