MOT View: Potential good omen for Leeds ahead of clash v Hull after EFL announcement
Leeds United can leapfrog West Brom – again – to return to the top of the Championship table with a win against Hull City at Elland Road on Tuesday night.
The Yorkshire giants are two points behind first-placed West Brom, who will have to wait 24 hours to respond to Leeds’ result when they travel to Wigan.
The EFL have announced via their official website ahead of Leeds’ match against Hull this week that David Webb has been appointed as the referee – and that could serve as a good omen for the Whites based on their record in matches he’s officiated.
That is because out of the seven Leeds games he has refereed in, the Whites have only lost once [transfermarkt].
With Webb in charge, Leeds have won three of their last four and never had a player sent off.
The one defeat that he refereed was a 2-1 loss against Wolves in 2014 but his most recent match at Elland Road was the 2-1 win against Swansea in February.
Although he has not taken charge of a Leeds game this season, Webb was the fourth official on Saturday when Marcelo Bielsa led his squad to a sixth win in a row with a 2-0 victory away at Huddersfield.
Leeds also have other good news ahead of the game against Hull with Kalvin Phillips available once again after he served a one-match suspension at the weekend.
Bielsa has confirmed that Phillips will start but who he replaces in the starting line-up remains a mystery that we might not find out until one hour before kick-off on Tuesday night.
In other Leeds United news, David Prutton has made his prediction for Tuesday’s match.