Neil Warnock is wary of first impressions against Bristol City
Friday 18 January 2013
Neil Warnock, the Leeds manager, hopes to move on from last weekend's frustrating defeat by Barnsley by securing a sixth consecutive home win against Bristol City, the club at the bottom of the Championship.
Leeds have won their last five league games at home in what has been something of an inconsistent season, with last weekend's 2-0 defeat by Yorkshire rivals Barnsley ensuring they have some way to go to reach the play-off places.
Bristol City will arrive at Elland Road eager to impress new manager Sean O'Driscoll, who joined the club this week, and Warnock is confident he knows what to expect.
"We think we know how they will play," Warnock said. "I think Sean will have worked all week on it. We are expecting a very compact midfield and they will try and catch us on the break.
"It will be difficult on Saturday because the Bristol players will want to impress the new manager. I think we've got to worry about ourselves and not Bristol City, it's important that we get the result."
Elsewhere, Blackpool's caretaker manager Steve Thompson has no new injury worries as he prepares for the third match of his latest stint in charge against Cardiff. The Seasiders are without a manager following Michael Appleton's departure to Blackburn.
The Cardiff manager, Malky Mackay, has confirmed his interest in signing Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell in a bid to boost his side's firepower.
Mackay said: "He is certainly somebody we are interested in. We are in discussions with his club at the moment."
Meanwhile, Burnley manager Sean Dyche is relishing a return to former club Millwall today. Dyche played for the Lions from 1999 to 2002 and said: "It's not a place for weak minds. You need to be ready to play and earn the right to play."
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