Eddie Gray explains why Leeds United should be confident against Sheffield Wednesday

Leeds Manager Eddie Gray looks dejected during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Highbury on April 16, 2004 in London.

Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United will face each other at the Hillsborough Stadium in the Championship this afternoon.

Leeds Manager Eddie Gray looks dejected during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Highbury on April 16, 2004 in London.

Leeds United will return to action this afternoon when they take on Sheffield Wednesday away from home at the Hillsborough Stadium in the Championship.

The Whites will head into the match against Wednesday on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Cardiff City away from home at the Cardiff City Stadium in the league.

Thomas Christiansen’s side’s recent form has been patchy, and the fans will hope that the team head into the two-week international break on a positive note.

Eddie Gray Leeds Caretaker Manager looks on during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Leeds United and Chelsea at Elland Road on December 6, 2003 in Leeds, England.

Wednesday are not in great form either and find themselves as low as 15th in the Championship table at the moment with just 13 points from 10 matches.

Carlos Carvalhal’s side will head into this afternoon’s encounter against Leeds on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Birmingham City away from home at St Andrew’s in the league.

It followed a 4-2 loss at the hands of Sheffield United in the Steel City derby at the Hillsborough Stadium.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Leeds legend Eddie Gray, 69, has explained why Leeds should be confident of winning against Wednesday.

“I think the good thing going to Hillsborough for us is they are on a sticky run themselves now, another defeat for them the other night and we have got a recent record there, the last few times we have gone we have won the games, so we should be going there with a lot of confidence,” Gray told LUTV.

“This is a crunch time now,” added Gray. “The next 10 games between now and the Christmas period, this is when the league usually sorts itself out.”

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