Leeds United: It’s time to go on the offensive says Bartley

Kyle Bartley.

Kyle Bartley.

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CENTRE-BACK Kyle Bartley has hailed the recent “good progress” at Leeds United – and called on the entire team to improve their attacking threat.

Bartley has proved a rock at centre-back since arriving on loan from Swansea City, forming a formidable partnership with Pontus Jansson. A formerly leaky Leeds defence has conceded just four goals in their last seven league games – with clean sheets achieved in the victories at Wolves and Cardiff City and at home to Ipswich Town.

Bartley is pleased with the side’s development, and says the Whites are determined to improve their attacking threat, having scored just 14 goals in 14 league games.

United’s failure to find a killer second cost them two points in the 1-1 draw with Wigan at Elland Road as the Latics bagged a stoppage-time equaliser.

Leeds are sat 10th in the Championship and just three points off the play-offs ahead of tomorrow’s hosting of Burton Albion.

“We have made good progress,” said Bartley. “The manager spoke in pre-season about how it might take a little bit of time.

“There were 10, 11 or 12 new players who came in along with a new management and staff so that always meant it would take time for all the ideas to work.

“As a team, we look a lot more solid defensively and if we can sort out our attacking threat a little bit more then we will be fine.”

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