Grayson - We were below par

Published Add your comment

Football News

Leeds manager Simon Grayson admitted his side failed to replicate their impressive early season performances against Carlisle on Tuesday night.

Leeds remain unbeaten and top of League One following eight victories from their opening 10 league games, but they struggled against Carlisle at Elland Road and failed to protect their 15-match run of home league wins as they drew 1-1 with Greg Abbott's men.

"It was an average performance from us. I don't think we deserved to win the game. We lacked a lot of sharpness and energy," Grayson admitted.

"It was an okay display without ever reaching the levels we have achieved in recent weeks. Maybe we had a few tired legs after a busy schedule. Everybody probably expected us just to turn up and win the game. But Carlisle made it difficult for us and we lacked that cutting edge in the final third of the pitch.

"If at the start of the season you had offered me eight wins and two draws from ten games I would have been delighted."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

League One
Carlisle United
Leeds United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again