Legend Mick Jones, who won the FA Cup with Leeds United, tells Steve Evans what formation to play v Watford

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Leeds take on Watford in the FA Cup this weekend.

Leeds United take on Watford this afternoon hoping to earn themselves a place in the FA Cup quarter finals.

The game against Premier League opposition will however not be easy, especially at Vicarage Road, and boss Steve Evans must be racking his brain around what formation to play.

One man who has won the FA Cup with Leeds has now told Evans what he thinks.

Mick Jones famously set up the winning goal for Allan Clarke in the final v Arsenal, before collecting his winners medal with a dislocated elbow before being immediately stretchered off.

He believes Leeds should play it tight against Watford, and start the game with five at the back. He told BBC Radio Leeds yesterday:

"He's got a big decision to make tomorrow I feel Steve Evans. It is the biggest decision he has got as a manager since he has been there.

"He's got to know what formation to play. You can't go 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 because they'll probably wipe them off. They are better players.

"I think he has got to play a 5-4-1 formation tomorrow. Have a go for half an hour, see how it goes. If it goes alright go in at half-time and reassess. Hopefully, a draw would be a cracking result for Leeds.

"I think if they can play it tight, keep it tight, like I just said, and get a draw. Then bring them back to Elland Road, they'll be 35,000 people there and it'll be something for the fans to shout for."

In theory it could work, just slot Sol Bamba straight in to the four and make five.

However it would likely just invite pressure onto their goal that they would be unable to resist over 90 minutes.

Leeds will need to keep it tight and an ultra attacking line-up is certainly the wrong idea. However five at the back may be extreme.

But then again, Leeds have only ever won the FA Cup once, and Jones was integral to that cause. Who is to disagree with him.

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