Leeds United face a tough test if they are to win automatic promotion to the Premier League over the remaining eight games of the Championship season.
They currently sit in third place, just one point outside the top-two, but it remains to be seen just how much the defeat to Sheffield United last time out has affected them.
This weekend they welcome Millwall to Elland Road as they look to get back on track after the international break and former Whites’ boss Kevin Blackwell has been commenting on their promotion hopes in the build up.
Blackwell was the manager at Elland Road between 2004 and 2006, and whilst he feels that there are few better in attack than the Whites, but their back line could let them down, report Press Association (via Sports Mole).
Pontus Jansson is set to miss this weekend’s clash with the Lions and it will be interesting to see if Blackwell’s theory holds true.
But is he right?
“He’s completely wrong and it shows he hasn’t watched much of Leeds this season!
“Leeds’ problems are at the other end of the field, with Patrick Bamford not clinical enough when he needed to be.
“Had Leeds put their chances away against Sheffield United and QPR – their last two defeats – the table would have a completely different look to it.
“It’s Bielsa’s attack letting him down right now.”
“I wouldn’t say this is a problem.
“Jansson and Cooper have been solid when called upon this season.
“I’d say it’s a mixture of having key players out injured and failing to take their chances.
“It’s a strange comment.”
“I’m not so sure.
“Of course they haven’t been perfect defensively and Liam Cooper made a few individual errors last time out but on the whole they’ve done well.
“I’d argue a bigger issue has been finishing off chances. They create plenty of opportunities but haven’t been as ruthless as they need to be.”