Off the back of Leeds first win at Bramhall Lane since 1992, Leeds welcome an inconsistent QPR side to Elland Road.
Coming into the game against QPR, Leeds have won their last three games since the demolition by West Brom. In each of the games Leeds have not looked fantastic but managed to grind the game out.
Against Reading, Leeds didn’t seem their usual self but managed to score midway through the second-half and then proceeded to hang on. Only holding onto the three points because of a incredible penalty save from Peacock-Farrell.
In their most recent outing the Whites grabbed a win against promotion chasing rivals Sheffield United in a Yorkshire Derby. Dean Henderson’s mistake was capitalised upon by a calm Jack Clarke whose lifted pass to Hernandez was then converted.
Following on from the game, the Whites now have to key players missing – Liam Cooper. He has a knee injury, whilst Stuart Dallas has a foot injury.
This should see Shackleton and Halme start against the R’s filling in for the injured players. It’s not all doom and gloom as Bielsa has said that Bamford and Brown are now available for selection following their injuries.
QPR are sat 11th in the league but have only lost one of their last four, beating Brentford and drawing to Stoke and Rotherham. In their last game they lost to Hull 3-2 – once again showing their defensive frailties. Conceding seven in their last three.
Massimo Luongo has been Steven McClaren’s sides star performer, dominating the midfield and defending for than what he did under previous manager.
Under McClaren Luongo has embraced his new identity as a holding midfielder rather than a box to box who scores lots of goals. He suits the role well as he is powerful and hard in a challenge which has seen him become the stand out player in the eyes of QPR’s fans.
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