Following on from their midweek win over QPR, Leeds are back at Elland Road on Saturday to take on Bristol City.
A win for Leeds will firmly put the disappointment of that result against Southampton in the rear view mirror. With back to back wins in response, they will be able to chalk it up to being a bad day at the office.
It is often said in football that ten games into the season is a good marker to see what sides you can expect to be up there and challenging for promotion when rolls round to May. Leeds currently find themselves in the top six and in a “really good position” according to manager Daniel Farke going into Saturday’s game.
“We have worked so hard in the recent weeks with five clean sheets in the last six games and many points in the last games, which is quite good. It brought us into a really good position right now, we are in the top six and we want to cement this position and stabilise this position.
One thing is for sure, in order to do this this home game against Bristol is crucial and we have to be ready for this game because I expect a really difficult game against a Nigel Pearson who is always quite solid and concentrated on a really good structure and for me it’s one of the most difficult games we have played so far” Farke said.
With the season still being relatively new, the Championship table certainly reflects this. Despite currently being in sixth, Leeds are just two points off 14th place in the table, so whilst they have they chance to solidify their position in the playoffs, they could also lose the momentum they have built in recent weeks and find themselves in a midtable position heading into the international break.
Farke reflected on this when he said:
“I’m never addicted to a certain position after eleven games but if we win this game, our position in the table would be pretty good. It’s not important where you are after elven games but it would be the perfect finish before the international break. We need to be on it.”