Lee Johnson and Bristol City face a Leeds United side with pressure stacked against them due to their lack of points throughout the last month.
City are currently being dragged into a relegation battle after the last few games with very few points being gained and tougher games approaching; that starting with Marcel Bielsa’s Leeds United on Saturday afternoon.
The Robins will undoubtedly be the outsiders heading into Saturday’s match at Elland Road with the West Country side having won just one game against Leeds in the last two decades.
Last season’s fixture at Elland Road ended in a 2-2 draw with Famara Diedhiou and Bobby Ried netting for Lee Johnson’s side and Pierre-Michel Lassoga and Kemar Roofe bagging goals for the home team.
Speaking to a variety of media outlets on Wednesday, Lee Johnson’s assistant Jamie McAllister revealed that City will be hoping to put the poor results behind them and push on for the remainder of the season. He also praised the team’s commitment and loyalty throughout the duration of the international break.
McAllister, who made 186 appearances for Bristol City during his playing days, told BristolLive: “We know we can compete and we’ll be up there. It’s a tough league. Every team’s got quality. We’re still a young team.
“But if you come and watch training you see the quality. A great group of characters we’ve got and looking forward to Saturday’s game.”
Kemar Roofe will be the man to watch for Leeds United, with him already having hit the back of the net on seven occasions.
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Leeds 2-0 Bristol
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