Burton boss says Leeds not been bad but Sheffield Wednesday been better

Burton manager Nigel Clough

Burton boss reflects on Leeds' recent run.

Burton manager Nigel CloughBurton manager Nigel Clough

Leeds United face Burton Albion this weekend hoping to bounce back from a loss to Wolves which has left them out the play-off spots.

The Whites are out of form, having won only one of their last five matches, losing three.

Burton boss Nigel Clough does not believe Leeds have been playing particularly badly, just arguing that their play-off rivals have been better.

He told the Burton club website: "I don’t think they’ve been on that bad of a run of late, I just think Sheffield Wednesday and Fulham have done incredibly well of late.

"It should be a good game with us fighting to stay in the league and them dreaming of being in the Premier League."

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri (L) in action with Leeds United's Kyle BartleySheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri (L) in action with Leeds United's Kyle Bartley

Sheffield Wednesday have won their last four games in a row, which is ominous for Leeds, suggesting the Owls will be a real threat in the play-offs for whoever they face should they qualify.

Fulham have won their last three and four of their last five. Only Preston North End have lost more games of teams in the top nine spots, while Burton - in 20th place, are in better form than Leeds with two wins in their last five matches.

Leeds have beaten Sheffield Wednesday home and away this season but they have lost a little bit of spark. They need to recover that this weekend against Burton and set the tone for the rest of their remaining fixtures.

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