Massimo Cellino may be particularly nervous about upcoming Leeds match

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Leeds United need a better start than in their last match against Blackburn Rovers.

Blackburn Rovers face Leeds United this weekend, dreaming of a start like the one they enjoyed when they last met.

At Elland Road earlier in the season, Leeds had a disastrous start, conceding after just 16 seconds.

That was compounded by Rovers netting another goal after five minutes, with Jordan Rhodes the scorer.

To Leeds' credit, they kept it tight for the rest of the game, but the damage was done and they rarely looked like threatening, in one of the more dismal games Elland Road has seen this season.

The match was one where bad feeling towards club owner Massimo really took hold, with chants of 'Time To Go Massimo' heard from the vocal support on television during the Thursday evening clash.

That was back in November and ill sentiment towards the Italian has built up since. In the days after the game Cellino told The Times the club's troubles were causing him anguish, and telling The BBC he would sell the club to Leeds Fan United, before later backtracking.

A trip to face the same opponents who caused Cellino to question himself and flip flop on his plans for the club is bound to make him nervous, with Rovers in good form after beating Middlesbrough and Birmingham in recent weeks.

They have beaten Leeds in their last five meetings, but sit one place behind the Yorkshire side in the Championship table.

Leeds meanwhile are bidding to win three games in a row for the first time in over a year, and need to get off to a more assured start this weekend than they did in their last meeting with Rovers.

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