Bristol City playmaker Jamie Paterson has warned Leeds United that the Robins are heading to Elland Road to “implement their game” and claimed that the Whites “know they are in for a tough game”.
City head to West Yorkshire in some strong form, having won four of their last five, and buoyed from beating Derby County in midweek.
Lee Johnson’s men sit seventh in the Championship, three points back from second-place Leeds, and have closed the gap on the top sides in the division in recent weeks.
That has been aided by the return of Paterson, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Derby.
The 28-year-old returned to Ashton Gate in January and has grabbed three goals and one assist since.
He will be hoping to help the Robins pick up just their second victory against Leeds since 1997 and, speaking to the club website, he sent a warning to the Yorkshire club.
Paterson said: “It’s been well documented we’ve had bad form against them (Leeds) but records are there to be broken and we go there with belief of getting them three points and we’ll be going there to try and win the game.
“Leeds haven’t been on a great run but obviously everyone knows their qualities, that they’re a great side and they’re not up there for nothing.
“They’ve been up there for two or three years now and they will be disappointed they haven’t gone up in the top two in the last few years but they’re always a tough team to play against and we’re looking to go there and really implement our game.
“I’m sure they will know they are in for a tough game as well.”
City head into the game in much better form than the Whites, who have won just once in 2020.
However, the Whites looked back to their best against Brentford on Tuesday night.
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City face a really tough test against Leeds on Saturday but it will likely be a boost for Robins fans to hear that they’re confident of going to Elland Road to play their game.
The Whites have been the ascendancy in the majority of their games this season but that may benefit the Robins, who have looked dangerous on the break.
Johnson’s men have also been dangerous from set-pieces, with all of their goals coming from that method on Wednesday.
That has been an area of weakness for Leeds, so the visitors may be able to have some luck.