Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has told his QPR side to expect a fierce Leeds United crowd at Elland Road this evening, a crowd that will back the Whites to the hilt.

Hasselbaink knows all about Leeds having turned out for the Yorkshire giants as a player between 1997 and 1999. The Dutchman, a former striker who scored on a regular basis for the Whites, remains a fan favourite.

And Hasselbaink, who was linked with taking over at Leeds earlier this season, insists that his players must be ready for a hard time, not just from the Whites players, but also the fans.

"You know what you are going to get at Elland Road", Hasselbaink told his club's official site.

"You are going to get a hard match – with the players and their fans", the former Burton Albion manager continued.


"Their fans will be right behind their team. It is a great place to go with a great atmosphere. You have to cherish those moments and make them yours."

Leeds have been in poor form at Elland Road in the Championship this season and currently have the second worst home record in the division.

Their last outing at the ground resulted in a 4-1 defeat to local rivals Huddersfield Town and Whites boss Steve Evans will be desperate to banish memories of that loss by putting QPR to the sword this evening.

QPR's last match was a 3-2 home defeat to Middlesbrough.