Norwich City and Leeds well matched – Grayson

Leeds boss Simon Grayson believes there is little to choose between his side and the Canaries.

Both came up from League One last season – City as champions, Leeds as runners-up – and both have settled well into the Championship.

'I think both Norwich and ourselves have done well so far this season and have adapted,' he said.

'They've had some good results and liked us they have had a few injuries, although players are starting to come back. They've changed their system a few times and have been flexible, but they have some good players and are a decent team with some good goal threats.

'We also had two close games last season, beating each other with late goals, so Saturday should be a good game.'


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Leeds are in good form, with a draw and then three wins following the 4-0 home mauling by Cardiff.

'I challenged them a few weeks ago to go on a run and if we could do that we can do well,' said Grayson. 'If we keep maintaining the level of performances we have a chance in this division.'

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Grayson has few selection problems and reiterated that Bradley Johnson was still in his current plans, following the announcement that the midfielder was being placed on the transfer list.

'Bradley's played well enough to be involved and to stay involved,' he said.

'I rate him and he's worked hard to stay in the team. If he's playing well that's the only way for him to get a better contract or find another club.

'The only decision I have is that if he doesn't perform well enough.

'We all know the Bosman situation is there, we've had it before and a lot of other clubs have to deal with the same problems.'

Grayson this week sent two of his young players to go out on loan.

Defender Aidan White has joined League One Oldham Athletic until January while midfielder Adam Clayton has joined Peterborough United for a month.

'Adam is a player we hold in high regard and have high hopes for,' said Grayson. 'He hasn't had a lot of opportunities as yet, and a loan move will do him good and us good because he will be able to play regular football and continue his development.'

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