Ian Holloway predicts Leeds v Huddersfield, makes his Steve Evans feelings clear

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The pundit has been discussing Leeds' chances in their upcoming Yorkshire derby.

Ian Holloway feels Leeds United will beat Huddersfield Town in the Championship this weekend, according to his regular Sky Sports predictions column.

And the pundit has heaped praise on Steve Evans, suggesting the Leeds head coach is doing 'a great job.'

United have won their last three games in a row in response to a 4-0 drubbing at Brighton - and Huddersfield have been warned to expect more of the same from their local rivals.

Holloway told Sky Sports: "I've been impressed with Leeds in recent weeks. After watching them lose 4-0 at Brighton, they've come up with performances I didn't think they had in them. Steve Evans is doing a great job and I expect him to carry that on.

"I'm yet to see the full extent of the impact David Wagner is having at Huddersfield, but they've had some encouraging results recently. Elland Road is a tough place to go at the best of times but this new-found spirit and form surrounding Leeds will make it tough for the Terriers."

The Whites are in great form so soon after looking like they were in freefall and Evans now has the bonus of added competition for places.

Chris Wood is returning to match fitness but Mirco Antenucci and Souleymane Doukara may well keep him out of the team due to their recent performances.

That's a far cry from a Leeds side who often looked short of goals even with all of their forwards available.

After the Huddersfield derby, United face another Yorkshire side in Rotherham United.

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