Steve Cotterill picks out two Leeds dangermen, recalls 7-3 thrashing

Ahead of Bristol City's match with Leeds, manager Steve Cotterill has recalled the last time he took on the club, with Nottingham Forest.

Steve Cotterill has recalled a fond memory of the last time he took charge against Leeds United.

Then manager of Nottingham Forest, his team thrashed the Whites by a scoreline of 7-3, the first time Leeds had ever conceded seven goals at Elland Road.

Tonight his Bristol City side are at home against Leeds, looking for their first points of the 2015/16 Championship season.

He told Bristol City's website: "It’s always a very good occasion playing against them. Last time against them was when I was in charge of Forest and we won 7-3, so I’d settle for that one again!”

That was back in March 2012, and not a single member of that Leeds starting XI or substitutes that day remain at the club, with Aidy White released this summer.

The occasion turned out to be bitter sweet for Cotterill, as it was not enough to save him from the sack at Forest.

Cotterill went onto praise this Leeds side, picking out two players they need to be wary of.

He added: "They’ve got good experience and a good sprinkling of young players, which is always healthy at any football club. You’ve got Chris Wood, who is still a young man but has good experience at one end of the pitch, and you’ve got Sol Bamba at the other end."

Neither player shone at the weekend against Reading, with Wood still searching for his first competitive Leeds United goal, while Bamba was lucky not to be sent off for an early foul. Both players will be looking to make amends, with Leeds also looking for their first win of the season.

As much as he jokes about wanting another 7-3 win, we have a feeling Cotterill would settle for a narrow 1-0.

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