By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

5th Nov, 2019 | 12:42pm

Exclusive: Paul Robinson claims one area of Leeds game 'not good enough' despite win v QPR

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Paul Robinson has said that the Leeds shots-to-goals ratio is “not good enough” for a club looking for automatic promotion. 

Leeds beat QPR 2-0 last Saturday and it was the first time Marcelo Bielsa’s men have scored more than one at home all season.

Striker Patrick Bamford is the biggest culprit. He hasn’t scored since August in a barren run that’s now stretched to 10 games – and Bamford has started all of those.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “Leeds have only scored 19 goals in 15 matches. I was reading the stats and this [QPR game] is the first time that they’ve scored two in a home game all season, which isn’t the goalscoring form of a team who will get automatically promoted.

“They’ve always struggled upfront. Nkeitah was out ill but I thought he may have gotten a start as Bamford was carrying an injury and he hadn’t trained all week. Bamford hasn’t scored since August so he’s missing a lot of chances.

“We’re relying on him for the goals, he is playing every week and he’s not scored since August.

“He’s a goalscorer and he can score goals but he’s a confidence player, he needs the confidence and he just hasn’t got that at the moment.

“Sometimes the Leeds fans get on his back, they’ve tried to support him and stuff but the chances the team have been creating… he’s not been taking them and an in-form striker takes those chances.

“They had 18 shots at the weekend, six of them on target, but only two goals. Two goals from 18 shots… The shots to goal ratio is not good enough. They’re dominating possession but it’s worrying they’re not scoring enough.”

Both teams above Leeds in the Championship, West Brom and Preston, have scored 28 goals in 15 games.

The good news is that the Leeds xG (expected goals) is 28.33, while both West Brom and Preston are tied with an xG of 22.8. [WyScout]

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