By Keith Ingham
The international break beckons, but before that a little matter of a Yorkshire Derby against a team we have struggled against recently (a draw and a heavy defeat last season).
Barnsley visit Leeds with a mixed set of results, the last being a 2-0 home defeat v Peterborough which left them 16th with 14 points. Keith Hill is a well respected manager and has recently been linked with the job at Blackburn Rovers.
Leeds go into this match with seven points from three games, which it is a good return considering all three were difficult games on paper, the latest being the 2-2 draw with Bolton... It could have been better but for the goal frame which denied El Hadji Diouf in injury time.
Good news on the injury front with David Norris back in contention and hopefully Paul Green only weeks away from fitness. With ten games played it's time to look back on the opening fixtures with a certain amount of contentment because in my opinion we've overachieved due to the injuries in the squad recently, and when they return from the break Neil Warnock will hopefully have a few more options to choose from. The loan market is still open and he said he is still looking to boost the size of the squad.
I'm very confident that Leeds go into this fixture with a lot of confidence and I'm hoping for a clean sheet and three goals to take us nearer the top six.
Prediction: Leeds 3 Barnsley 0
Pearce (he has to score soon), Becchio and El Hadji Diouf.
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