To be fair, the manager has been hit by a shocking amount of injuries, primarily to his back line, however, it may be that it’s actually a stroke of good luck as the youngsters brought in are picking up all the plaudits. Young left back Tom Pearce op bed the scoring, showing some of the attacking prowess that has been so successful for the u23’s. Pearce, signed from Everton and wanted by Liverpool had another strong outing, as did keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, with on stunning save just before the break.
Leeds won it when Alioski forced the ball home after some stunning play from Kemar Roofe.
Leeds held on in a nervy last 10 minutes as Heckingbottom will have breathed a huge sigh of relief. Still no guarantees he’ll be here next season-in fact, there’s a very good chance he won’t, but for now he can take satisfaction in the win with just 2 games to go.