Cardiff City are a team slowly making progress up the Championship table. Early struggles but now destined for a mid-table finish or even higher than that. Neil Warnock has them competing again and Leeds United and Garry Monk will have their hands full at a packed out Elland Road tomorrow afternoon.

After Sundays much talked about defeat in the West Yorkshire derby Leeds need a pick-me-up. Defeats to Barnsley, Sutton and Huddersfield have brought us spinning back down to earth in recent weeks and the time for improvement has arrived. Realistically we haven’t played much good football since the turn of the year. The second half of the game against Rotherham and the full ninety against Derby but apart from that the football has been pretty poor. Despite that we have been digging out results. Blackburn and Nottingham Forest could both probably feel aggrieved to lose all three points against us.

Charlie Taylor is still missing from the team but Kemar Roofe has returned to training ahead of the game, a player we desperately missed when we played Huddersfield on Sunday. On top of that we have both Alfonso Pedraza and Modou Barrow available for the fixture, both making their debuts late in the derby. Cardiff will sit behind the ball and look to play percentages, we know this as we know Neil Warnock very well. The ball will be tough to get down and the likes of Gunnarsson and Wittingham will be opposition that Bridcutt, Vieira and O’Kane need to get a grip of early on and win the battles.

One To Watch – Anthony Pilkington – Very good player at this level. Given the ball in wide areas will run at the full-backs and well capable of scoring goals.

My XI

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    Ayling         Bartley      Jansson       Berardi

Bridcutt       Vieira

   Barrow                 Hernandez              Pedraza

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Born in Gibraltar, raised in Scotland from a very young age. Been a huge fan of Leeds United since I could walk and talk, thanks to my Dad, the English half of me. After a few years in Australia I moved to Leeds, the trips from Scotland down to the city a few times a season didn't cut it. Love the city. Love the people, and the 12 hour round trip to Elland Road is about a 20 minute round trip. Love writing about the club, the more I write the more I feel comfortable doing it. As long as it's enjoyable I'll continue to do so, keep looking to step it up and progress as well. Leeds United is more than just a football team for me, as is it with so many others.

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