Leeds United: Grayson is still the man for the job - Ormsby

Luciano Becchio celebrates after scoring against Doncaster Rovers.
Luciano Becchio celebrates after scoring against Doncaster Rovers.
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Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.


Has Simon Grayson lost it? He has two goalscorers, yet we don’t do well up front. Is it time for the door?

J Walker, Morley

Talk of Simon being shown the door is a load of rubbish. If you asked anyone at Leeds at the start of the season whether they would be happy with where they are now, they would have snapped your hand off.

As far as his strikers go, I think his main man at the moment is Luciano Becchio.

When Jermaine Beckford left, everyone was wondering where the goals were going to come from, but Becchio has taken over the job really well.

He is the top goalscorer, he is a hard worker and I think he is the number one choice at the moment.

For me, Davide Somma, even though he has got a good scoring rate, is more of an impact player.

When he starts games he seems to go stale, but when you bring him on he seems to score.

I think I can see where Mr Walker is coming from as I heard about the Sheffield United game in which we were poor.

Simon just replaced one striker for another instead of putting another striker on when we were losing.

But I think Becchio would be the number one at the moment, though, for me, Billy Paynter hasn’t really been given enough football.

I know he got injured early on in the season and with Becchio playing so well and scoring, has been kept out of the team.

Simon seems to like that 4-3-3 system and for the majority of the time it has worked with Jonathan Howson pushing forward. Howson has been scoring, which got him called up for the England under-21s side for the second time.

But there’s no way that Simon should go. I said at the start of the season that I would be happy if we end up in mid-table but for me the worst that’s going to happen now is that we are going to get in the play-offs.

There’s an outside chance of coming second but United are not consistent enough and while they are scoring lots of goals they are letting in as many.

You always knew that the Sheffield United result might happen, especially with Blades boss Micky Adams being a former Leeds player and with it being a big Yorkshire derby.

From what I’ve been told, the Sheffield players were up for it more than Leeds were on the day.

You can’t do that, you have got to be up for it every game, but in a derby you have got to be up for it even more.


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