Three Preston players that could help extend Leeds’s losing run

Leeds United will be happy to be back at Elland Road following a disappointing week on the road that has put their play-off spot under threat.

The Whites suffered successive defeats on their travels as they were beaten 1-0 by fellow top six side Reading at the Madejski Stadium last Saturday, before losing 2-0 against Brentford at Griffin Park on Tuesday night.

The lack of goals and creativity in those two performances will be a concern for manager Garry Monk, but he knows that his side are stronger at home than they have been away this term having taken 42 of their 69 league points on home turf.

Perhaps low on confidence, beating in-form Preston North End could prove to be something of a challenge.

Simon Grayson’s men are just five points adrift of sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday – and eight of their weekend opponents – with six matches of the season remaining.

The Lilywhites showed their strength by beating Bristol City 5-0 in midweek, and come into the clash at Elland Road unbeaten in their last five fixtures.

Here are THREE Preston players that could help extend Leeds’ losing run…