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David Prutton gives verdict on current Leeds United predicament

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Former Leeds United player David Prutton has stated that the Whites must go out and earn their results rather than blaming refereeing decisions.

Leeds felt like they were undone by a poor decision in the loss at Millwall as Gaetano Berardi was sent-off after just 14 minutes. The red card was then overturned, meaning the Whites were left feeling hard done by.

They have had a good start to the season and find themselves just two points off the top of the league, although they’ll want to rectify their recent form having lost to Millwall and Charlton in recent weeks.

Prutton has stated that they can’t be naive defensively and must look to bounce back in the next few months.

Speaking in his Yorkshire Evening Post column, Prutton said: “We can blame refereeing decisions, but you can also look at the spurned chances in front of goal along with the defence being a little naive at times too – as much as they will be miffed at the decision at Millwall they have to put it into a little perspective.

“Chasing promotion was never going to be easy this season, especially when you’ve got that target on your back. But I firmly believe they will be where they are come May due to their own performances, they have to go out and earn it.”

The Verdict

It’s an interesting start to the season from Leeds United because as much as they’re in a good position in the league table, they haven’t quite look like they’ve clicked yet.

It’ll be very intriguing to see what happens in the next few games and whether Marcelo Bielsa decides to switch things up with the starting lineup in the near future.

Prutton has stated that Leeds can’t keep blaming the referees, however for the match at Millwall it really did tilt the balance of the fixture and the Whites will probably still be upset about the decision today.

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