January 13, 2024

This afternoon, Leeds United outperformed Cardiff City in one of their most commanding displays of the year.


The Whites ended their three-match losing streak in the Championship away from home with a commanding 3-0 victory in South Wales.


Leeds’ scorers included Patrick Bamford, Georginio Rutter, and Dan James. Bamford has been a major contributor to the team since making a comeback to the starting lineup.


On BBC Radio Leeds, however, former Leeds player Jon Newsome emphasized James’s work ethic on both ends of the field in addition to the vital second goal he scored.


James, according to Newsome, gives Archie Gray “fabulous” support down that right-hand side by always racing across to make sure he can double up on the winger.


Newsome praises James’s output against Cardiff

“He personifies the phrase’side before self’ in the tunnel. We’ve remarked on commentary two or three times that when the ball is sent beyond him to Cardiff’s wide man, he runs across and covers a lot of ground very fast.


He puts on a double front and assists Archie Gray in the defensive aspect of it. You are searching for it. He voluntarily does that, and it’s amazing.


Swansea City at Leeds United – Sky Bet Championship


James, who has already tallied nine goals and five assists this season, has earned a lot of praise for his play in the closing third of games. the pinnacle of his professional abilities.


He is a vital component of what is essentially a “unplayable” Leeds assault at this level, but what is often overlooked is the amount of effort he consistently puts in to support Gray, who is, it must be recalled, still only 17 years old and playing out of position.


Additionally, with the assurance that James will be there to cover him, Gray is free to go do what he does best, which is possession. It’s a relationship that just gets better.


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