Ian Holloway explains why Leeds have struggled so badly at Elland Road

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The former coach and pundit has a theory about Leeds' home struggles.

Ian Holloway believes Leeds United's struggles at home are part of a wider problem in the Championship in that coaches are simply becoming better at shutting up shop on their travels, according to his regular Sky Sports Predictions column.

Indeed, the former coach and current pundit believes Championship managers are improving in terms of their ability to frustrate home teams and hit them on the break. It's a problem that has certainly affected Leeds.

Holloway told Sky Sports: "It is a difficult division to win at home in, to be honest, as coaches are getting better and better at parking the bus, coming away from home, being resilient and catching you on the counter-attack. And I think it has just been too much for Leeds."

It will be interesting to see how Steve Evans' Leeds fare at home. He seems like the kind of manager who would thrive off the Elland Road atmosphere, not shrink under the pressure.

But it will be equally interesting to see how the 52-year-old will respond at home if the Whites aren't doing so well.

Will there be the odd defiant celebration? A gesture to the crowd? Perhaps even getting into an argument with fans á la Nigel Pearson?

Leeds supporters don't have too long to wait before their next home clash against Blackburn Rovers. First, though, the task of navigating an away trip to bottom-side Bolton.

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