Leeds United v Ipswich Town preview TSS January 28, 2014 Leeds United 10 Comments Leeds hope to bring to an end the club’s worst losing streak in all competitions since 2004 as 7th placed Ipswich Town visit Elland Road for a 19:45 Tuesday night kick-off. Despite showing signs of significant improvement against Leicester City last time out, Leeds failed to convert their chances and lost 1-0 to the league leaders. The Whites haven’t had much success against the Championship play-off contenders this season, failing to beat any team from the top current top six in 7 fixtures so far (L6, D1). However, Leeds did beat Ipswich Town in the reverse fixture earlier this season and have a strong record against Mick McCarthy’s side on home soil. Optimistic Leeds fans can use this promo code for Stan James to place a bet on tonight’s game, with the bookies making Leeds 4/5 favourites for the win while Ipswich Town come in at 2/1. There’s very little team news to report for Leeds. Matt Smith is still suspended, Michael Brown has aged another year since we last played and Paul Green is back in training following a hamstring injury but unlikely to return to the starting XI for a couple more weeks. The visitors did have some concerns over the fitness of their captain, Carlos Edwards, but he appears to have recovered from a groin strain in time to make the trip. Elsewhere, Ipswich could hand a debut to former Leeds United captain Frazer Richardson tonight after completing a loan deal for the Middlesbrough full-back yesterday. Now 31, Richardson made 186 appearances for the Whites over a 7 year period which started in the Premier League and ended in League One, sticking with the club through financial turmoil, administration, two relegations and a chaotic revolving door policy which allowed for very little stability at Elland Road. In 2008, Richardson was appointed captain by Gary McAllister, retaining the position when Simon Grayson replaced McAllister as Leeds United manager despite some time on the sidelines through injury. But Richardson’s time with the club came to an end in 2009 when the club ceased contract negotiations following the signing of Jason Crowe. Frazer would go on to join Charlton Athletic, revealing later that he never wanted to leave Elland Road. Predictions The Whites have managed just three goals in the last seven games, but a switch to 4-4-2 for the Leicester City game last week produced a fair amount of chances for Leeds which really should have been converted. We’ll likely start with Varney and McCormack up front, who given the same level of service, should be able to end the dreadful run Leeds are currently experiencing. A little optimism can’t hurt – Leeds United 2-1 Ipswich Town Matthew Short of going on an epic winning streak, I think it’s playing for pride at this point. derbyshire white If my memory serves correctly Frazer joined a Southampton squad that went from League One to Premiership. Doubt he’ll get a start tonight though. Irving08 Losing in front of what is likely to be modest crowd is unthinkable. mrbigwheels Am actually quite nervous with this one. Best of… boys. OxfordWhite Varney not even on the bench after a decent shift against Liecester… Is he injured or about to be sold? Grumpy According to Brian in his post match talk with Eddie Gray, Varney said he didn’t want to play as he didn’t want to get injured. Apparently strong interest from Blackburn. Matthew Good riddance to him. If he doesn’t give a shit, he can kindly fuck off. mickeyboywroe Not bad we go a point, could have been better, could have been worse let’s build on this on Saturday. Matthew The cold was the only thing keeping most people awake, the football at times was sleep inducing. If we play like this on a warm day, most people would genuinely fall asleep. PMH Nice to see Diouf out there. With the new wingers and him back in it is going to take a while to get the attack sorted out. I am optimistic that goals will come sooner or later.