Nottingham Forest 2 Leeds United 0 - Graham Smyth's player ratings: Kiko Casilla mistake proves costly as Whites lose again

Leeds United were beaten 2-0 by Nottingham Forest on Saturday evening in Championship action - but how did we rate the players?

Saturday, 8th February 2020, 9:11 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th February 2020, 9:39 pm
Leeds United fell to defeat at Nottingham Forest on Saturday evening. (Pic: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Whites stopper Kiko Casilla allowed Sammy Ameobi to open the scoring before a Tyler Walker injury-time goal sealed all three points for the hosts at the City Ground. Here's how we rated the performance as Leeds fell to another defeat in league action...

4 - Made a couple of smart saves, one he knew little about and didn't save a shot he should have. Distribution wasn't good at times.
5 - Tried to get Leeds forward from the full-back position couldn't make a telling impact in the final third.

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5 - Ran a lot, tried to get forward even from centre-half.
5 - Should have scored with a second half header, a captain who couldn't compose his team. The major faults didn't lie with him, performance wise.
3 - Endured a pretty torrid afternoon. Gave away free-kicks, gave the ball away. Did get forward and have a few shots, none of which hit the target.
6 - Did okay in spells but even his composure was lacking at key moments, over-hitting passes uncharacteristically.
6 - Ran around, got up and down the pitch, made runs that team-mates didn't find. Missed a good chance.
4 - Started well but faded quickly. Gave the ball away in the lead up to the first and decisive goal.
3 - Leeds are not getting what they need from him. This wasn't anywhere near his best.
5 - Showed for the ball consistently, didn't consistently deliver quality.
4 - Had no service other than one cross that was a little behind him. Looks a player short of confidence, couldn't impose himself on the defence at all.
4 - Had very little impact and after a big challenge didn't look comfortable.
4 - Pretty quiet. Tried one shot, which was blocked. Couldn't change the game.
4 - Tried to inject energy but wasn't able to inject composure. But if you're looking to a 20-year-old for that you have big problems.