By Pranav Shahaney

2nd Oct, 2021 | 9:40pm

Stephen Warnock pleased with Dan James

Stephen Warnock was pleased with Dan James’ performance for Leeds United in their 1-0 win over Watford on Saturday.

The Welshman was handed a start over Jack Harrison and while had a few moments in the game, overall it was a pretty quiet performance by the former Manchester United player.

That said, in the second half, he played a killer ball into the box from his left foot that nearly found Rodrigo, which would’ve certainly led to Leeds’ second of the contest.

Discussing that passage of play on the world feed for Premier League Productions, Warnock, who is a pundit at Sky Sports, said, “Excellent cross from James. Played a good ball in for Rodrigo, but well held by Foster.”

Needs to improve

James signed for Leeds with plenty of intrigue and thus far, he’s not really proven why Bielsa rates him so highly.

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Sure, he has his moments where he can terrify defences with his sheer pace and his work rate is second to none, but at the end of the day, attackers need to have some end product.

Forget being clinical in front of goal, the Welshman seldom finds himself in situations where he can find the back of the net.

He always appears to be isolated out wide, unlike someone like Raphinha who’s constantly getting involved in the action and desperately looking to make things happen.

We’re expecting Jack Harrison to come in for the next game and possibly alternate with James.

The 23-year-old cannot still be trusted to start week in and week out and hopefully, Bielsa shares our point of view.

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