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Lack of a killer streak hurts Leeds United
11:40am Monday 25th February 2013 in Sport
Leeds United manager Neil Warnock felt a lack of cutting edge undermined an impressive effort from his players in the goalless npower Championship draw at Blackburn.
United enjoyed the better of the chances but could not make it back-to-back wins following their 2-0 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 against Blackpool – they were super against Blackpool
“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 lookout for attacking reinforcements in the loan market but no deals are close to being completed.
He then 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.