A loser against Hockaday's Leeds, can in form Villa ace Adomah inflict belated revenge?

Albert Adomah of Aston Villa and Rhoys Wiggins of Birmingham City in action

Aston Villa midfielder was part of the only XI to be beaten by Leeds United when Dave Hockaday was manager.

Garry Monk's slick Leeds side are a long way from the disjointed outfit the Whites were early in the Massimo Cellino era under Dave Hockaday.

The former manager lasted only four games under the Italian, winning only one, before he was fired.

This weekend Leeds come up against one of the players on the team which had the ignominious fortune to go down as the only side to be beaten by Hockaday's side: Albert Adomah.

Liam Cooper of Leeds United in action with Enrique Garcia Martinez and Albert Adomah of Middlesbrough (R)Liam Cooper of Leeds United in action with Enrique Garcia Martinez and Albert Adomah of Middlesbrough (R)

Adomah was part of the Middlesbrough team which were beaten 1-0 through a Billy Sharp goal, and he so nearly influenced the result in another direction.

The winger scored a spectacular overhead kick which was harshly disallowed for dangerous play.

Adomah complained via SkySports after the result: "I scored and we lost 1-0. Unfortunately the ref thought it was a high foot.

"Everyone thought it was a goal, even the linesman. I asked him and he said it was down to the ref.

"I feel bad for the supporters who turned up in numbers again and we disappointed them. We played well in spells, so did Leeds, but they only had two shots on target and scored with one of them."

Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah misses a shot at goalMiddlesbrough's Albert Adomah misses a shot at goal

Adomah is now in the midst of some of his best form in the two-plus years since, starring for Steve Bruce's Aston Villa side.

In his last six games he has provided four assists and scored once, with the strike coming in his most recent match, a 3-1 win over Cardiff City. Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor will have to be at his best to keep him quiet.

Albert Adomah of Aston Villa and Rhoys Wiggins of Birmingham City in actionAlbert Adomah of Aston Villa and Rhoys Wiggins of Birmingham City in action

The 28-year-old Ghanaian has scored 25 goals across the past four seasons, but has a miserable record against Leeds.

In 12 matches against the Whites he has been on the winning side only once, losing eight times and scoring just once - in a 2012 clash with Bristol City.

He has never won at Elland Road, and Leeds will be hoping their own continued success ensures this trend remains.

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