The three biggest Ipswich threats to Leeds United this weekend

Portman Road - Ipswich Town

We pick out Ipswich Town's danger men ahead of their game against Leeds United.

Ipswich Town have been one of the Championship's surprise packages this season, as they have climbed into second place in the division. 

The Tractor Boys were considered outsiders to make the playoffs before the campaign started, but they have defied predictions and look to be genuine automatic promotion contenders. 

This weekend they take on a Leeds United side, who have proven they can be a match for even the best in the second-tier - after they beat Derby County last weekend.

It promises to be an intriguing encounter and in this piece we take a look at three Ipswich players who are likely to pose a big threat to Leeds' defence. 

Tyrone Mings

Not many full-backs are considered one of their side's major threats, but Mings's ability makes him an obvious outlet for the side.

Although he is solid in defence, his physicality and technicality make him a force to be reckoned with going forward.

Many defences have struggled to cope against Mings so far this season and Leeds will have to be on their guard if they are to stop the rampaging left-back, who has been linked with a January move to Arsenal, causing them trouble on Saturday. 

David McGoldrick

McGoldrick has become Ipswich Town's main man over the past two seasons, where his pace and power has troubled teams across the division.

The 27-year-old scored 16 goals in 34 games last campaign and he has picked up where he left off this time around.

McGoldrick is on five goals in the league at this early stage and he was rewarded with his first international cap last month. 

Having not scored for the past four games, he is due to hit the back of the net and he will determined to do so against Leeds. 

Daryl Murphy

Ipswich Town's surprise star, Murphy has rapidly established himself as a key player for this season.

Although the Irishman has shown his ability in patches at Portman Road previously, he has never enjoyed a sustained run of form like he has so far this season.

Murphy has 11 goals to his name already - having only scored 13 in the whole of last season - and his confidence will be sky-high.

A deadly finisher, who is capable of competing aerially, Murphy is the complete forward when he is in this sort of form and Leeds will have to defend very well to keep him off the scoresheet. 

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