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Getting To Know: Leeds United

10 April 2014

A Look At Saturday's Opponents

Off the field problems have taken all the headlines from what has been a disappointing season for Leeds United, and they’ll be keen to re-group in the summer and start again.

Five defeats on the spin means The Whites are sat in the bottom half of the table, but they remain in no real danger of relegation. 

28 goals from Ross McCormack have gone a long way to ensuring Leeds’ mid-table position. 

After back-to-back defeats on the road, they’ll be happy to be back at Elland Road on Saturday, where their uncertainties about the club’s ownership appear to be reaching a conclusion.

How they’re getting on…

Tuesday’s defeat at Watford came on the back of four other losses, with Leeds entering the spring in poor form.

Their last win came against Millwall back in March, and a number of defeats since have come against struggling sides such as Doncaster and Charlton.

Man in charge…

Brian McDermott took over as Leeds manager at the back-end of last season, but was reported to have been sacked in January, only to be re-instated soon after.

He’d previously enjoyed success with Reading, who he guided to the Premier League, but despite claiming the January 2013 Manager of the Month award, he was sacked two months later.

Scoring the goals…

This season has been McCormack’s most prolific yet, and he is just two goals off making it 30 for the season.

The striker is now in his fourth season at Elland Road, and he surpassed 100 career goals earlier this season. He was also named captain after Rodolph Austin stepped down from the role in January.

Home form…

28 of their 47 points have come at Elland Road, but they’ve lost to Charlton and Doncaster on home soil in recent weeks. 

Since the turn of the year they’ve won just twice on home soil, when they beat Huddersfield and Millwall. 

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