Head coach of Ipswich Town, Kieran McKenna, has been speaking ahead of his team’s Saturday trip to Leeds United.
In the crucial encounter this coming weekend at Elland Road, the Tractor Boys lead Leeds by 10 points going into the game and hold the second automatic promotion spot.
Given the present distance between the two teams, Sky Sports analyst Jobi McAnuff feels the pressure is off the visitors, and it’s difficult to disagree given how much Leeds may lose.
Though their lone home loss of the season, a 4-3 victory at Portman Road in August, demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt Leeds’ capacity to defeat Ipswich.
Additionally, McKenna mentioned Leeds’ “big attacking threat” in his pre-game news conference as something that has truly impressed him this season, especially at home.
Leeds’s offensive might prove pivotal.
“We know it will take a top, top, top performance to get anything from the game,” the individual stated. They pose a serious risk of attack, particularly when at home. We are aware that in order for us to participate in the game, we will need to play very well because they have been dominant at home this season.
Ipswich isn’t scared to play their style of game against any opponent, as was demonstrated back in August, but Leeds may benefit from it.
If Ipswich does open up, Daniel Farke’s team should be able to capitalise, according to Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca, who feels Leeds is the finest counterattacking team in the Championship.
Nonetheless, Andy Hinchcliffe, a pundit for Sky Sports, thinks Leeds, understandably enough, will be “worried” about how Ipswich could affect them. After all, Leeds has the highest scoring team in the league.
With everything riding on this one, it’s sure to be a Championship classic. Let’s hope Leeds gives it their all.