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Cooper predicts how Ipswich will play, two areas of Leeds side under pressure

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has predicted Ipswich will play with a more direct style than Watford did last weekend.

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has explained in the Yorkshire Evening Post how he’s expecting Ipswich Town to play when the sides meet in the Championship tomorrow.

Leeds will be looking to get back on track in the league after going down 3-2 against Watford last weekend having led the match 2-0.

He’s expecting a different style of play tomorrow night, which leaves Leeds under no less pressure.

“We know what they are about and they don’t pass the ball as much Watford passed it and I know what I have got to do personally and what we must do as a team to get a result,” said Cooper.

The comments suggest that he and manager Neil Redfearn are expecting a more direct style of play from the play-off chasing team.

Defensively, that means the centre backs are going to be under real pressure.

They’ll be under pressure to deal with the aerial threat from Ipswich over the top and they’ll have to get stuck in physically, if the Ipswich centre forward steps out looking to be aggressive and hold the play up.

They have to be alert from the very first whistle and alive to the bombardment they may have to deal with aerially from all angles.

The midfield is also going to have to be patient. Ipswich being direct means Leeds should see a lot of possession, but the midfielders have to ensure that frustration doesn’t set in, if Ipswich move the ball forward quickly and undo the pressure the side has created in no time at all.

Leeds have shown in recent weeks that they have the quality to best the best teams in the Championship and this is another opportunity to send out a message to their rivals.

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