Behind Enemy Lines: Leeds United

MILLWALL face rivals Leeds United at The Den on Saturday in front of what is expected to be a near sell-out crowd.

Neil Harris was pleased with his players after their performance in the 2-2 draw against QPR on Tuesday, after Lee Gregory was sent off before half-time.

Gregory's red card was upheld after an appeal, and he will now miss three games. Aiden O'Brien could return to the side after his suspension.



Leeds are currently top of the table, with five wins and two draws from their seven games.

Lucas Ball spoke to Leeds fan David Hurley ahead of this weekend’s clash.

Why do you support Leeds?



Although I grew up in the south, my dad was born just outside Leeds. If I wanted to watch any football I had no other choice.

When in junior school I told him I was thinking about supporting Spurs, he said that's fine but he wouldn't be taking me to see them play. I gave in and supported Leeds.

Were you expecting a start this good?

It was a bit of an unknown. Last season was the best season in years for the club. Garry Monk had created a sense of optimism so there was a sense of deflation when he quit.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but we seem to have retained the strength in defence Monk implemented but added real threats going forward under Thomas Christiansen.

Last season we were reliant on goals from Chris Wood but now we look like scoring from all over the pitch. But the answer would probably be: no, I wasn't expecting it to be this good.

What are your realistic aims for the season?

After the start we have had I think a play-off place should be a minimum. Last year we just missed out in seventh and this season our team is much stronger.

Which of the Whites' players will be the danger men on Saturday?

Samuel Saiz has scored six goals in eight games since joining from Huesca in the Spanish second division. He has looked different class in the number 10 role.

New winger Ezgjan Alioski has also started like a house on fire, and Chris Wood's replacement, Pierre-Michel Lasogga, looked a real handful when he scored two goals on debut last weekend against Burton.

Lasogga's partner was due to give birth, so there is a chance he won't make the game.

Who, from the Millwall team, are you most worried about?

Steve Morison never did himself justice at Leeds – but he's done damage to us in the past.

What’s your predicted line-up and formation?

The formation will be 4-2-3-1:

Felix Wiedwald

Luke Ayling Pontus Jansson Liam Cooper Vurnon Anita

Eunan O'Kane Kalvin Phillips

Stuart Dallas Samuel Saiz Ezgjan Alioski

Pierre-Michel Lasogga

Finally, a score prediction?

Millwall 1-2 Leeds

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