Vinnie Jones to rally Whites for visit of Lions TSS March 21, 2014 Leeds United 13 Comments Six games without a win, three consecutive defeats, nine goals conceded in our last two home fixtures. Describing Leeds United’s form as poor would be something of an understatement. It’s hardly a temporary blip either, The Whites have won only two of their last sixteen outings. picking up just eleven points since the middle of December, only five of which came at Elland Road. If it wasn’t for the chaos of our pending takeover and unusual circumstances of what appears to be a total power vacuum above Brian McDermott, there’s little doubt McDermott would have been axed by now. You could argue that the aforementioned circumstances mitigate the Leeds United manager from blame, but equally, you could also argue his failure to rally the troops and power through another episode of Elland Road’s long-running ownership soap opera means he isn’t the man for the job. Whatever your thoughts, all the sites specialising in tips and reviews have The Whites as clear favourites for tomorrow. Millwall’s odds of victory at Elland Road are in the 3/1 range while Leeds are considered evens, odds which reflect the ease at which our team should be beating a poor Millwall side on home soil. But Millwall will arrive at Elland Road no less determined. Currently 22nd in the Championship, The Lions are in the midst of a relegation battle that Leeds’ early season form should keep us clear of, leaving the Whites with very little to play for. McDermott must recognise how thin the ice he’s skating on is however. While the club’s current owners seem far too distracted to run the football club, the Leeds United boss must be concerned for his future after GFH sell up. No matter what the circumstances are, football remains a results business and whoever does end up taking over won’t be encouraged by our current form. The return of Vinnie Jones for Saturday’s fixture should give the crowd a much-needed lift, he’ll be visiting the home dressing room before kick-off and can hopefully instil a bit of his own fighting-spirit into our current squad. Jimmy Kebe will be unavailable once again. He missed Leeds’ last match because he was “too ill” to play and has since picked up a hamstring injury. Elsewhere, Rodolph Austin is McDermott’s only new injury concern. The Jamaican international picked up a knock against Burnley last time out and will face a late fitness test before kick-off on Saturday. Millwall meanwhile have an overcrowding problem in their injury room. Danny Shittu and Jermaine Easter are among a list of names sidelined for the Lions who’ll also be without Shaun Williams after he picked up his 10th yellow card of the campaign and now serves a two-match suspension.