Christiansen confirms two to return; one remains out of Norwich clash

Lloyd Doyle
December 16, 2017

Leeds have now closed the gap on the top six to just a single point.

Meanwhile, Norwich's 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday last time out ended a seven-match run without a victory. The pressure facing the team after bringing in a German manager and a bunch of new players will be intense and a win against Leeds would relieve a lot of the pressure that the team will be facing.

Leeds will also be without striker Caleb Ekuban as he continues to struggle with a foot injury, meaning Kemar Roofe will likely keep his place in the first-team, especially following on from his hat-trick exploits against QPR last weekend.

"A victory that gives us more confidence and belief that this is where we belong - close to the top six".

"We'll look back at the mistakes we've made in this game and try to rectify them".

Pontus Jansson headed the game's only goal from Pawel Cibicki set-piece delivery on 41 minutes, in an entertaining game where both sides created decent opportunities.

And Christiansen puts Leeds' threat from set-pieces down to the work of specialist coach Gianni Vio, who was appointed by the club in November.

Understandably, the 27-year-old has come in for criticism this week, but Christiansen was quick to defend Wiedwald ahead of this weekend's clash with Norwich City, describing the goalkeeper as one of the best in the Championship, as reported in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds did not have it all their own way however and Norwich did push to equalise, with Alex Pritchard hitting the crossbar after his shot had beaten Felix Wiedwald.

Norwich boss Daniel Farke was left frustrated by his side's failure to score an equaliser.

"We didn't have too many chances but we did have good play and we got into the final third very well". But I think we stood up to most of it well. "We had two or three big chances but today we were not effective enough".

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