Every game is a crunch fixture, when I say every game I mean the four we have left. Wolves, Burton, Norwich and Wigan, all winnable if we play to our maximum and all potential slip ups if we don’t. We’ve held a play off spot for too long to let it slip now and Elland Road will be bouncing as the players walk out the tunnel a few minutes before 3pm tomorrow.
Leeds have no new injury worries ahead of the game and are almost at full strength going into the final four games of the season. After a gruelling 97 minutes on Friday there will be changes which isn’t a bad thing and those coming in have to hit the ground running in a very tricky fixture. I would expect changes to the three behind Wood, perhaps starts for Sacko and Doukara could come but both Roofe and Pedraza will feel they are making a good case to start the coming games. At the back we should expect the same five and maybe a change in front. I fully expect Ronaldo Vieira to start, maybe Kalvin Phillips will drop out but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Bridcutt amongst the subs either.
Wolves are no mugs under Paul Lambert and the Scottish head coach has them playing some good football. There problems are consistency although they won five in a row last month, Lambert beating Monk to the manager of the month award. They don’t have strikers who score many but the likes of Bodvarsson and Dicko will cause problems. The main threat comes from Heldar Costa and Ivan Caveliero on the wings. Costa is a very talented player and needs to be taken care of. He will most probably come up against Gaetano Berardi but either him or Luke Ayling are more than capable of keeping them quiet.
One to watch – Heldar Costa – Can’t look past him, Wolves will pay £13 million for his services, speaks volumes.
Ayling Bartley Jansson Berardi
Sacko Hernandez Roofe