It has been a tough couple of weeks for Garry Monk and Leeds United. It certainly has for the fans too as Leeds have lost back to back Championship fixtures for the first time since the early stages of the season. The players are more than capable of responding with a performance and Garry Monk will be wanting a reaction.
The big news today is that Pontus Jansson will be in training this evening and is expected to be fit for tomorrows game. To put that into context before Saturdays game we hadn’t conceded a home goal on over 500 minutes. 90 minutes later without Pontus Jansson and we have conceded two. The only injury in the squad is Charlie Taylor who has now been out for over a month. The only other player who is unavailable for the game is the suspended skipper Liam Bridcutt. Bridcutt will be available for the trip to Ipswich Town but the suspension gives a chance to Irish midfielder Eunan O’Kane who is expected to start the game.
Bristol City’s ability doesn’t represent the position they currently occupy in the table. Late lapses in concentration have cost the reds and nothing sums up their season better than what happened on Saturday at Derby County. 0-3 up at the break and they crumbled, drawing the game 3-3. The obvious threat is Tammy Abraham who is on loan from Chelsea and in good form again as he was at the start of the season. The tall forward scores all sorts of goals and will cause Bartley and whoever he partners tomorrow night some serious problems. We need to get at Bristol City and make sure we don’t let them settle.
One To Watch – Lee Tomlin – The attacking midfielder is key to the success at Bristol City and his clever play will mean Ronaldo Vieira has to be on the ball from the word go tomorrow.
Ayling Bartley Jansson Berardi
Sacko Hernandez Pedraza