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Grayson hits out at 'shambolic' Leeds

Leeds United manager Simon Grayson pulled no punches in a withering attack on his team, after they slumped to a 4-1 defeat at Oakwell.

Barnsley were better in all departments, and Grayson blasted: “It was embarrassing, shambolic. There are too many bad words to describe that display.

“We had no passion, no desire. It was not acceptable, to me or the supporters. It was embarrassing to be manager of this great club and watch those players give up.

“You can accept not being good enough, and getting beaten by a better team, but you cannot forgive not trying. And too many of the players did not try. You can still run around. We didn’t even do that.

“Look at Barnsley. No disrespect to them but they have brought in players from League One and League Two. Yet they had the necessary desire and application. They played for themselves, their manager and their supporters. They wanted it. We didn’t.

“One or two of those players out there in a Leeds shirt may not play for this club again.

“Too many of them went into their shell after the second goal. It was simply not acceptable.”

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