By Keith Ingham
After the international break, Leeds return to action with a visit to one of their least favourite hunting grounds, Cardiff.
Ever since the days of O'Leary's team we have not had much joy nor have many points been forthcoming from a visit to the valleys, but we go with a decent run of form with seven points taken out of a possible twelve.
Cardiff have been quite busy in the summer with Bellamy, Mutch and keeper Lewis brought in, adding to the ranks of an already talented squad with the much fancied Whittingham still doing a great job for them. A lot has been said of the money put in to the club but at the cost of changing their home strip to red and a change of their club badge (would we welcome the same ?)
Leeds' squad is now severely stretched with the midfield decimated as Green, Norris and Brown are all out for a number of weeks. Fans are looking to Neil Warnock to bring in a loan player or two but as yet none have arrived due to lack of funds. There is still no takeover and rumours of a very unhappy manager at the moment because of the lack of backing from above.
I expect either forgotten man Danny Pugh or youngsters Zac Thompson and Sam Byram to come in with Diouf used more centrally if the latter is picked, elsewhere I cannot see many changes to the team.
This is a tough game and a point would be seen as a good result in my view.
Cardiff 1 Leeds 1 (Becchio)
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