Leeds United legend Eddie Gray feels the club are well suited to playing away from home.
Leeds United legend Eddie Gray has explained in the Yorkshire Evening Post why he feels it suits his old side to play away from home.
Neil Redfearn’s team are on the road this evening against Brighton after getting the better of Middlesbrough last weekend thanks to another goal from Alex Mowatt.
“I think it suits us playing away from home in a way because we can hit teams quickly on the break,” said Gray.
“We have got that running power with Sam Byram, Rodolph Austin and Lewis Cook who can get at people swiftly.”
It will be interesting to see how Leeds go into the tie on Tuesday, because the approach could be slightly different to the game against Middlesbrough and the recent win away at Reading.
In both of those games, Leeds were facing teams above them in the Championship.
It was understandable for them to sit back and then look to hit their opponents on the counter attack with the pace that Gray mentions.
This evening the emphasis could be on them to do more pressing with possession.
Brighton could be wary of the form Leeds are in and that could force them to sit back a little, despite their home advantage.
If Leeds can maintain their winning run in matches where they can’t rely on their counter attacking strengths, they can close the gap on the play-off places even further and the side will have the confidence to deal with a variety of challenges from their opposition.