Since making a £25m transfer to Leeds United final August, it will appear truthful to say that Daniel James has not loved the perfect type of his profession throughout his seven months at Elland Street.
Certainly, over his 29 Premier League appearances this season, the £16.2m-rated winger has scored 4 objectives, registered three assists and missed seven large probabilities for the Whites, hitting the goal with a median of 0.6 photographs per sport.
Sadly for James, this report didn’t enhance towards Southampton on Saturday afternoon, with the Wales worldwide as soon as once more failing to make any type of impression after being deployed by way of the center of Jesse Marsch’s assault.
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Made simply eight passes
Certainly, over the course of his 59 minutes on the pitch, the previous Manchester United attacker loved simply 26 touches of the ball, 18 fewer than Illan Meslier between the sticks; accomplished simply eight of his 13 passes, the bottom of any beginning outfielder from both staff; and misplaced possession on 13 events, which means he gave the ball away with each different contact.
Moreover, the 24-year-old additionally misplaced all three of his duels, failed to seek out his man with both of his two tried crosses and hit the goal with only one shot. These returns noticed the attacker earn a disappointing SofaScore match ranking of 6.4, rating him as Leeds’ joint-second worst performer on the day.
Leeds Live‘s Beren Cross additionally appeared lower than impressed with the ahead, awarding him a six in his personal participant scores, stating of the Welshman’s show: “Ran the channels and, with the area Leeds had within the first half, James had the tempo to get sights of aim. Fraser Forster equal to the lot although. Missing that composure and shut management across the field to maintain probabilities alive for the staff. Simply smothered by defenders.”
As such, it’s clear to see that James is just not suited to main the road; and precisely why the winger continues to start out forward of Joe Gelhardt is turning into more and more baffling with every passing week, as it’s evident that the participant who Darren Bent dubbed “headless” as soon as once more failed Marsch towards Southampton at present.
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