BATTLING THE ELEMENTS: Luke Ayling, front, soldiers on through an almighty downpour as Leeds United defend a corner in Wednesday's pre-season friendly against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images.

Blackburn Rovers 1 Leeds United 1 - Player ratings on Junior Firpo debut as rapidly improving Whites ace shines again

Leeds United's first teamers took in their opening friendly of the summer at Blackburn Rovers and recorded a 1-1 draw - but how did we rate the performances?

Thursday, 29th July 2021, 2:39 pm

Marcelo Bielsa s Whites fell behind in the 71st minute as Connor McBride's free-kick deflected past 'keeper Illan Meslier but Pascal Struijk slotted home a deflected equaliser nine minutes from time.

Summer signing from Barcelona Junior Firpo was handed his Whites debut and Lee Sobot hands out the scores from the displays at Ewood Park.

United are back in action on Friday night at Fleetwood Town, after which Leeds will take on Firpo's former side Real Betis at Loughborough University on Saturday lunch time.

The Whites then play Ajax in Amsterdam next Wednesday ahead of the new Premier League season which will begin with a clash against arch rivals Manchester United on Saturday, August 14.

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