Brenden Aaronson stays after training everyday as the Leeds United youngster looks to work on his set-pieces and his finishing.

That is according to a report from The Athletic, which has provided plenty of context to what has been another awful season for the Whites. It looks set to require an even greater turnaround to get Leeds out of trouble this time around.

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One of the major issues has been the quality of the recruitment. Leeds have signed a number of talented youngsters for big money. But too many of those signings have failed to deliver enough since their arrivals.

Brenden Aaronson is definitely one of those who has not offered enough. He arrived with a big reputation after impressing with Red Bull Salzburg last year, even making an impact in the Champions League.

Aaronson regularly stays behind after Leeds training

He should have been credited with the winner in the opening day win over Wolves. But even if that was given to him, he would only be on two goals and three assists for the campaign.

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Meanwhile, both Rasmus Kristensen and Pascal Struijk have scored twice for the club. And the likes of Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt are amongst those only one assist behind the USMNT international.

But that is not the only source of frustration when it comes to Aaronson. Referees give him no decisions whatsoever anymore because it is clear how easy he often goes to ground. That is obviously a problem when he is genuinely fouled.

And his decision-making has been poor throughout the season.

Nevertheless, he has featured in almost every league game this term. That has frustrated fans. But it may have something to do with how hard he is working during the week.

The Athletic reports that many behind the scenes at Leeds only have good things to say about Aaronson as a character. And he will often stay behind at Thorp Arch to work on his finishing and set-pieces.

One thing you cannot criticise Aaronson for is his effort. And it is great to hear that he is working so hard to improve.

However, it is hard to look at the bigger picture when he tumbles to ground after barely being clipped by a defender, or when he makes the wrong pass when Leeds have a chance to counter.

Certainly, a lot of work needs to be done over the summer if Aaronson is going to be the success at Leeds we all desperately hoped he would be.

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