Sky Sports pundit predicts Hull v Leeds, comments on Lewis Cook’s future

Ian Holloway

Hull City and Leeds United will face each other in the Championship on Saturday.

Former Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has predicted on that Leeds United will win against Hull City this weekend.

Leeds will take on Hull away from home at the KC Stadium in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Holloway believes that Steve Evans’s side will pick up all three points from the encounter courtesy of a 2-1 win.

The former Millwall boss has also given his take on the future of 19-year-old Leeds midfielder Lewis Cook.

“Both teams are finding form, but something will have to give,” Holloway wrote on “Hull are nailed on for the play-offs now and Steve Bruce may have his mind on that challenge. This will be a tough game for his boys, who still may have a bit of a hangover after their blip.

“Leeds have won their last three games and I think they'll make it four in a row. Steve Evans needs a lot of credit for getting the best out of his squad in the last three weeks.”

“Lewis Cook is a player with a big future,” added the former Leicester City boss. “He’s a 'top chef'. The way he plays is very natural. Leeds will do well to keep hold of him as Premier League clubs are watching him.

“Sam Byram left for West Ham and it's hard to stand in the way of these lads. You can't normally hold onto these gems.”

Hull are fourth in the Championship table at the moment and are preparing themselves for the playoffs.

Leeds are currently 11th in the standings, and there is a good chance that they will finish in the top 10.

Cook has scored one goal and created 46 chances in 40 Championship appearances for the Whites so far this season.

The 19-year-old midfielder has a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 30%, and has won 26 headers, 47 dribbles and 61 tackles.

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