Leeds United can take another huge step towards securing a Premier League return with victory over relegation-threatened Luton Town this evening.
The Whites go into the game fresh off a 3-0 win over Fulham last time out.
That result moved Marcelo Bielsa’s side three points clear at the top of the Championship table with seven games to go and will be favourites to overcome the Hatters at Elland Road.
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However, Town are on a five-match unbeaten run as they look to avoid the drop and manager Nathan Jones has warned that confidence is growing within his squad.
“I think that belief is a big thing, believe that they can win games, believe they are going to places with an opportunity to win games from a strong platform, and that’s all we can do with them,” he told the club’s official website.
“We’ve been here effectively three games if you’re talking about the Brentford friendly so we’re gathering a little bit of momentum, we’re gathering sharpness and a rhythm, that’s only going to get more as we get to work with them.
“One thing we’ve had here is desire and hunger to do well and that’s why we did well because everyone from the kitman, to the groundsman to the cleaners want to do well for Luton Town, right through the players and the staff.
“There’s no complacency here at this level, below us, or anything. We’re always striving for the next thing and are in it together.
“That’s the beauty of Luton and that what, collectively, we’ll have to be doing because, individually, there are more illustrious people out there.”
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In terms of team news, Eunan O’Kane will miss the meeting with his former club because of a broken leg and defender Brendan Galloway is not expected to feature.
They are two of seven players Jones will be without against Leeds.
Goalkeeper Marek Stech, defenders Frankie Musonda, Donervon Daniels and Lloyd Jones, along with forward Jake Jervis are all being released when their contracts officially expire today so won’t be available.