Leeds boss Simon Grayson has pinpointed his former Blackpool favourite Wes Hoolahan as City’s danger man ahead of tonight’s Elland Road showdown.
The former Seasiders chief signed the mercurial midfielder from Livingston before the pair took Blackpool into the Championship via the play-offs.
And with Hoolahan revitalised as part of City’s three-pronged attack, Grayson will be well aware of what the Irishman can do.
“I worked with Wes Hoolahan and he’s a fantastic footballer, and he’s one of a few who can be a threat,” Grayson told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
But, as he admitted, he won’t be the only one who will give the Elland Road coaching staff cause for concern.
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“It’s a tough game because it’s the next one,” he said. “They will be serious contenders looking to harm us.
“They have some good players, but if we do what we’re good at doing we have a good chance. We’ve got to keep fully focused on what we’ve got to do.”
The former league leaders, who were knocked off their perch by Charlton at the weekend, have had an enforced break due to the international break last weekend.
But Grayson feels it came at the right time, after two tired displays against Carlisle and fellow promotion contenders the Addicks.
“The break came at a good time. We said we had one or two tired minds and bodies and we had players away on international duty.
“It’s been a opportunity for the players to re-charge their batteries and do more work, but they are ready for tonight now. It’s a great game to come back with.”