Ex-Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has underlined the importance of the Whites returning to winning ways against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

The Elland Road outfit, who lost 2-1 to Nottingham Forest before the international break at the end of August, presently find themselves just above the relegation zone with just four points from five outings.

Leeds’ only league win this season came in the form of a 2-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday on 20th August.

On the other hand, Huddersfield Town are currently two points clear at the top of the Championship table, with the Terriers yet to taste defeat in the league in the present campaign.

And Whelan, who thinks Leeds need to win at the weekend to not get left behind in the points tally, believes the Whites can bag the full three points against Huddersfield Town if Garry Monk’s team put in a similar display to that they produced at Hillsborough.


“We have Huddersfield Town coming to Elland Road on Saturday and that is a huge game for Garry Monk and the players and the club as a whole”, he wrote in his column in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“Even though it is early doors in the Championship season, we don’t want to be drifting too far apart with points tallies. We have got to get back to having that winning mentality again.

“It will have been two weeks, which is a long time not to have a football match, and the last game was a defeat.

“You are playing against a team that are top of the league, who are flying. They are full of confidence, very organised, structured and have a philosophy of playing which is working.

“But I fancy us if we bring that physical quality that we had to our game against Sheffield Wednesday.”