The Whites will be looking to take their unbeaten run to seven games when they lock horns with Graham Potter’s Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.
Looking ahead to the clash at the Amex stadium, Seagulls legend Nelson has hailed Leeds as a swarmy side and admitted that they are a difficult team to play against.
The Englishman heaped praise on the Whites’ energy levels and pointed out how they always look a threat, though they also tend to give away chances.
Nelson is unsure how the match at the Amex will pan out, but warned Brighton that switching off against the Whites will see them being punished by Marcelo Bielsa’s side. He also questioned whether things will be different for Leeds next season, warning about second season syndrome.
“Leeds are a handful“, Nelson told BBC Radio Sussex.
“Their energy levels are unbelievable.
“They always look like they are going to create chances, but they give up chances too.
“So, you never quite know with that one, how that is going to go.
“They are a swarmy side, it is one of those difficult games that you know you are going in for a [difficult challenge], switch off for a minute and then they will be off.
“But, will they suffer from second season syndrome next season, Leeds, who knows?“
17th-placed Brighton go into the game against the Yorkshire-based club on the back of a five-game winless run.