I was on the radio Thursday night talking about Leeds United and the current situation. During the chat I was asked about the game at Wigan and I expressed that even if it’s a pre-season game Leeds United fans want to win, we want to win every single time our players are on the park. Tomorrow at Wigan is no different. Win, Monk signs a new deal and we go into the summer on a high.
Neither team have anything to lose but both have something big to prove. Already relegated Wigan Athletic want to end on a win before another League One campaign and Leeds United are coming off the back of a dreadful run that has seen us drop out of the play-off positions like a tonne of bricks. Both teams want to win the game and it should make for an entertaining encounter between the two. Garry Monk holds talks about his future early next week and a win will mean he goes in feeling very positive about what he can achieve at Leeds United.
Liam Bridcutt is still out and Pontus Jansson joins him. The Swedish international was booked against Norwich City and will miss tomorrow and the first two games of next season after picking up 15 yellow cards in his debut campaign in England. Liam Cooper is set to return and should start although that may well be his farewell at the club given the improvements made this season. Chris Wood has it all to play for, the 30 goal mark sits just above him and it would cap of an incredible season for the Kiwi skipper who has almost single handedly dragged us through games at times.
One To Watch – Omar Bogle – Ring a bell? Bogle was linked with a move to Leeds during January and started well at Wigan before struggling a bit since, quick and powerful and knows where the goal is.
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