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Sky Sports pundit Tony Cottee backs Leeds United to give Middlesbrough a run for their money

Tony Cottee

Leeds face Boro in the Championship on Monday night.

Leeds United take on Middlesbrough in the Championship on Monday night and will be hoping for a positive result at Elland Road - once again in front of the Sky cameras.

The fixture sees Leeds welcome the Championship leaders to Yorkshire, although Boro are not in the best of form.

Boro have not won in their last four fixtures including disappointing results against Bristol City and MK Dons - games they would have expected to win.

Ahead of the game Sky Sports pundit Tony Cottee has been speaking about the chances of Boro at Leeds and he clearly believes that Steve Evans' side can give them a run for the money on home soil, telling Sky Sports News today (11/02/2016):

"Well I think they (Leeds) will (be dangerous), particularly at home.

"Steve Evans has gone in there and is trying to get his ideas across. Been a lot of changes and a lot of upheaval at Leeds but they have had some half decent results.

"But they are still in the bottom half and need to push up. So they'll make it tough.

"Whenever you go to Elland Road there is a fantastic crowd there. That will be a really good game."

Leeds themselves are in inconsistent form. Wins v Bolton and Bristol City have been outdone by defeats to Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest in their last five.

With that they remain in the bottom half of the table and any lingering play-off hopes are now surely gone.

Now they get to play the role of spoilers. Leeds are set to be a tough team to face for any team in the Championship heading for a promotion fight.

If they can get one over on Boro this weekend then the Teesiders will be in danger of slipping off the summit.

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