Richard Keogh says Leeds players know Derby are a good team

Richard Keogh of Derby celebrates after the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at iPro Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Derby, England.

Leeds beat Derby twice this season, and now meet the Rams in the play-offs.

Richard Keogh of Derby County reacts during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Southampton FC and Derby County at St Mary's Stadium on January 16, 2019 in Southampton, United...

Derby County star Richard Keogh has been an ever present for the Rams this season.

He was part of a defence which has conceded six goals against Leeds United over two games, losing 4-1 and 2-0.

 

Derby face Leeds in the play-offs and Keogh is well aware that his side did not give a good account of themselves in their previous meetings.

Despite this, Keogh says he thinks Leeds' players are still going to be cautious of the threat Derby pose.

Keogh told the Derby Telegraph: "He [Marcelo Bielsa] has been a fantastic manager and he's got that group of players that performed not unbelievably in the Championship before to where they are now.

"They've had a good season and they'll want to try and finish the job off - but so do we.

"I think they know we're a good team - and I trust all the boys in that dressing room."

Richard Keogh of Derby celebrates after the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at iPro Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Derby, England.

Leeds finished third in the Championship and Derby in sixth.

But as has been seen so often in the past, the league table counts for nothing in the play-offs.

Derby host the first semi-final on Saturday evening before the return at Elland Road next Wednesday.

Derby County Captain Richard Keogh celebrates scoring in the penalty shoot out during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Southampton FC and Derby County at St Mary's Stadium on...

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