Leeds United head into their game against Brentford this weekend looking to maintain a good run of form and build on the performances against Bournemouth and Huddersfield.
Neil Redfearn has a number of issues he could be mulling over in the build up to the game against the Bees and we’ve taken a look at five potential talking points.
Should Sharp start?
The passion in Billy Sharp was obvious when he bagged the winner in the game against Huddersfield. He’s a small, quick and busy striker who could certainly give the Brentford defence a few problems. The temptation is there to start him ahead of the other strikers.
Do I need to change the defence?
It will be interesting to see how Sol Bamba has reacted after his first appearance for the club. He did a solid job against the Terriers and it could be a good idea for Redfearn to keep him in the team in terms of continuity.
Important to play Austin
After the madness of deadline day, Rodolph Austin stayed put and it’s important for the boss to keep him in the team. He offers protection to the more gifted midfielders on the ball and provides a cutting edge in an important area.
The defensive record of the Bees should give Redfearn and Leeds confidence. They have conceded only two goals fewer than Leeds, which suggests if the Whites can keep a clean sheet during this game, they have every chance of nicking things at the other end.
What condition are my players in?
Redfearn needs to assess the squad and pull the plug on any players who aren’t fully fit. If there’s anyone carrying a problem, the boss still has a few days to look at them but considering Leeds’ form and the size of the squad there’s no point taking any risks.