Cardiff legend suggests problem for Slade against Leeds

Cardiff legend Jason Perry says his old side must sort out their central defensive pairing against Leeds United.

Cardiff legend Jason Perry has suggested Russell Slade has a problem ahead of the game against Leeds United.

Defensive errors in the last couple of weeks have cost the Bluebirds and Perry has suggested that Slade needs to work out the best centre back pairing for his style of play over simply choosing the best two defenders.

“The key for Slade is not selecting who he thinks could be the best two players, but finding the right partnership for the system he wants his team to play,” he told Wales Online.

Cardiff have the home advantage in the game tomorrow but Leeds arrive potentially resurgent under the guidance of new head coach Neil Redfearn.

Redfearn had Leeds playing free flowing and attacking football during his first spell as caretaker coach, which suggests that the Cardiff back four could be put under real pressure in Wales tomorrow.

Therefore, it’s important for the Welsh team to decide on their best pairing in the middle of the back four to compliment how the rest of the team plays.

“The six senior centre-backs in City’s squad are good players in their own right and can put forward a strong case that they should start. But if Slade can find the two who bring the best out in each other that will be a major step forward.”

Leeds have some extremely talented attacking players who can test the Cardiff defence and if the home side nullify their threats early, they can go to work on wearing down a Leeds defence which is lacking confidence at the moment.

Cardiff can move into the group of teams on 22 points tomorrow with a win while Leeds will be looking to move onto 19 points, away from the bottom of the table and up towards the top half of the Championship table.

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