Why the visit of leaders Brighton will come at a good time for Leeds

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The Whites are struggling badly on home soil, while Uwe Rosler is scrambling to find an answer to their problems.

Leeds United returned to Elland Road yesterday, with firm intentions of getting themselves back on track following last weekend's humiliating 3-0 defeat against Middlesbrough.

Unfortunately for Uwe Rosler however, things only proceeded to get worse for his side, as their barren run on home soil continued following another goalless defeat at the hands of Birmingham.

It all means that the Whites are still to win a home game under the guise of Rosler, even if the German remains forthright in his assessment of the team's struggles.

As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post following yesterday's defeat, Rosler said: “The players want to do well, they prepare well and train well but for some reason we don’t get the best from them at Elland Road."

He also added that his players need to be less forgiving of their opposition, in what is a league that does not favour the more passive teams. "They are trying their hardest but we need to be more ruthless and aggressive at times," he said.

Up next at Elland Road, following the resume of the season in a fortnight, is the visit of league leaders Brighton and Hove Albion, who have been in sensational form through the campaign's first ten games.

Chris Hughton's side are the last remaining unbeaten team in the competition, and despite three successive draws, they will make the trip to Yorkshire as heavy favourites on the day.

Elland Road hasn't always been a burden for Leeds since they entered the Championship, but when the chips are down, it gets to the players unlike any other venue in the league. Rosler has seen it at first hand now, and knows what to expect.

And with Leeds coming into the game against the table-toppers in poor form; with no expectations to win, it's all being set up for a contest in which the Whites can approach in their favoured position as underdogs.

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