Hofmann admits Brentford must do better in the first half against Leeds

Uwe Rosler

Leeds host Brentford at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

Brentford striker Philipp Hofmann admits his side must learn to stay level with other teams in the first half, according to GetWestLondon.

And that bodes well for Leeds United, who face the Bees this weekend.

Indeed, Leeds boss Uwe Rosler will be hoping to beat one of his old clubs and the 22-year-old striker's comments have revealed how the Yorkshire side can exploit one of Brentford's biggest weaknesses.

Hofmann is quoted as saying: "It's a difficult game against Leeds but we have two weeks time to learn about the last game and do it better.

"We have a good team. We never give up but we must learn to stay level as the other team gets in front in the first half."

Brentford's recent results have shown a tendency to play catch up, with the Bees' defeats to Burnley and Reading both seeing them concede early goals.

Even during a 4-2 win over Bristol City, meanwhile, Brentford conceded both goals before half-time.

Leeds find themselves three points above Rosler's old club after five games but the west London side do have a game in hand. Ian Harte will be the guest of honour at Elland Road this Saturday afternoon as United try to build on their 2-1 win against Derby County.

Before their Derby clash, Leeds had drawn four out of four Championship games, which means Rosler's men are still unbeaten in the league.

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