The two reasons Charlton's manager is worried about going to Elland Road

Elland Road East Stand

Charlton boss Bob Peeters says two aspects of Elland Road make for a difficult game against Leeds United.

Charlton Athletic manager Bob Peeters is wary of the effect Neil Redfearn could have on Leeds United in their first game at Elland Road since he was confirmed as permanent head coach.

Peeters has cited two things in particular that he is worried about ahead of the game, which could make for a very intimidating environment for his players as they seek three points.

“Away to Leeds is always a very, very difficult game. There will be a busy crowd and a good atmosphere,” said the Addicks manager.

Leeds are one of the best supported sides outside the Premier League and that always guarantees the team good numbers.

A packed house will help Leeds to play a more favourable brand of attacking football, as Redfearn looks for his key attacking players to entertain.

The atmosphere will initially work against Charlton because although Leeds come off the back of a bad defeat at Cardiff and haven’t won a game since Redfearn was last in charge of the team, Leeds fans always get behind their team.

Where Charlton can step forward and press their advantage is if they get ahead in the game because that will silence things around Elland Road and the doubt will creep in.

That doubt could lead to frustration and that anger could be directed in the direction of Redfearn, with the side potentially not producing the same performance levels as they did when he was in temporary charge of the team.

Charlton are one of the high flying teams in the Championship this season and several will be backing them. However, if Leeds can do something to get Elland Road rocking in a good way, that could be difficult for the London side to deal with.

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