Boss Dennis Wise felt Leeds showed signs of fatigue in their FA Cup first round tie against Hereford United.
Wise feels his team felt the effects of playing three games in a week
Wise said after the 0-0 draw: "We did not give a good account of ourselves and we looked tired and jaded.
"We can perform better than we did but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt as we've played Carlisle, Bournemouth and Hereford this week.
"It was a cup final for them, having mighty Leeds at Hereford. They wanted to cause an upset but they didn't."