Leeds United legend Eddie Gray wants team to be more aggressive at home

Elland Road pitchside

The 67-year-old feels the Whites aren't being ruthless enough from the off.

After making a good start to the game against Brentford on Saturday, Leeds went into the break a goal behind and on the back foot after quickly having the tables turned on them by Marinus Dijkhuizen's side.
And despite coming back into the fixture in the second half to claim a point, it was a scene that prompted Leeds United legend Eddie Gray to insist that the Whites need to be more aggressive on home soil.
Speaking to LUTV after Saturday's 1-1 draw, the Scot said that the hosts need to start getting on top of games from the beginning, so as to avoid consistently having to claw their way back into contests.
"If you're playing at home, I feel you've got to put teams under pressure right from the start of the game and pen them in," Gray said. "It'd be nice to start the game really well, get in front, without chasing the game."
Next up for Leeds is the visit of Ipswich Town to Elland Road tomorrow, in a game where both sides will have a point to prove.
Mick McCarthy's team were beaten 5-1 by Reading on Friday night; a strange scene for a team who have been characterised by their defensive stubbornness since the Yorkshireman took over.
However, in-keeping with his theory that Leeds should look to be more aggressive on their own patch, Gray also insisted that the Whites should look to take advantage of Ipswich's apparent defensive shakiness tomorrow evening.
"Against Ipswich - who looked a bit suspect at the back - it might be the time to put them under pressure early and see where they stand," Gray added.

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