Challengers are not taking home help for granted
The top five in League One are all at home tonight - but no one is taking anything for granted. Second-placed Leeds face Oldham at Elland Road with manager Simon Grayson admitting he's facing the biggest challenge at the fallen giants since taking over 14 months ago.
The top five in League One are all at home tonight - but no one is taking anything for granted.
Second-placed Leeds face Oldham at Elland Road with manager Simon Grayson admitting he's facing the biggest challenge at the fallen giants since taking over 14 months ago.
Leeds have stumbled in recent weeks and the home fans are becoming restless.
"This is the biggest test I've had since I've been at the club because we've not won too many matches," said Grayson. "That was the case when I first came here, but we turned it round with a lot of hard work and a desire to succeed. I would like to think I am a tough character and we will get back to where we want to be.
"We are still in a good position in second place with 15 games left."
Third-placed Colchester are at home to Brentford, Charlton entertain Brighton and Swindon take on struggling Stockport.
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Colchester are back in form and have lost just once in eight outings since they were crushed 5-0 at home by City in mid-January.
Manager Aidy Boothroyd is set to name the same team which beat Oldham on Saturday.
One-time Canaries loan player David Mooney is now with Charlton, and believes the Addicks are close to rediscovering their best form after a poor run.
"For Leeds to only pick up a point means we've gained two points," he said. "Now we need to get on another winning run.
"Before the Millwall game we had a seven-game unbeaten run, and if we can do something similar to that, then hopefully we'll be in the top two."
His manager, Phil Parkinson, pictured, says patience will be the key against a Brighton side which came so close to a shock victory at Leeds on Saturday.
"Brighton are a decent side," he said. "I saw them play Norwich the other week and they looked strong.
"We can't take them lightly. They went to Leeds on Saturday with a game plan and it worked well for them. They will probably take the same approach against us, so it will be a game where everyone will need to be patient."
Swindon have games in hand on most of the rest and face the bottom side at the County Ground.