Leeds boss Darko Milanic: This is how we can beat Reading

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Darko Milanic has revealed how he wants Leeds United to play against Reading.

Milanic oversaw his first game as head coach of the Whites on Saturday - a dismal 2-0 defeat at Brentford.

Despite entering the game on a run of four games without defeat under the tutelage of Neil Redfearn, the former Slovenia captain failed to keep the good run of form going, succumbing to a defeat by a score line that really should have been greater.

However, the recently appointed head coach has no time to rest, with Saturday’s game followed on Wednesday night with a home tie against Reading. Having seen the Brentford game, and having had a number of days to work with his squad - a chance not offered to him prior to his debut - Milanic is aware that the Royals will pose a tough test, but believes the squad is motivated to leave Elland Road will all three points.

Speaking to the official Leeds United website, the former Maribor and Sturm Graz boss said: "We are focused on Wednesday’s game.

"We are motivated and we have had some good training sessions.

"I learnt a lot from the Brentford game. I now know the players a lot better and I know how it works in this league.

"I knew before that game that there will be no easy games. Wednesday will be the same, it will be another difficult game.”

The Whites were slow in possession on Saturday, and, although they dominated the ball, they managed just three shots on target to Brentford’s 10, and Milanic has admitted that he needs to see more aggression on Wednesday evening - countering Reading’s similar style.

The 46-year-old continued: "On Wednesday night we have to set the tempo and the dynamic of the game. We need to be aggressive.

"Reading play with a quick tempo and we have to have quick reactions, they also play with a lot of pressure."

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