By Mark Smith

16th Jan, 2020 | 2:45pm

Never-before-seen Leeds academy trio in first-team training ahead of QPR clash

Leeds United travel to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday looking to put their recent run of bad form to an end in the Championship.

The Whites will need to put behind them a run in London which hasn’t seen them win in the capital since the 3-1 win at Loftus Road in 2017.

Marcelo Bielsa didn’t read too much into that in his pre-match press conference, claiming geography had no saying in that bad run.

After the 2-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday last time out, the gap to third-placed Brentford fell to six points.

That has put added importance on Saturday’s game, and it was clear to see the determination in training on a recent video on LUTV.

Eagled-eyed fans will have spotted the inclusion of never-before-seen trio Liam McCarron, Stuart McKinstry, and Jack Jenkins in the main group.

We have watched the under-18s and the under-23s frequently this season, and have been impressed with all three. McKinstry has been mainly with Mark Jackson’s side and was one of the standout players against Sheffield Wednesday recently.

McCarron and Jenkins have both mainly been with Carlos Corberan, and the latter has impressed us massively when making the step up to the under-23s.

It is unclear whether or not the 18-year-old will be involved in London, but he is highly regarded at the club having signed a second professional deal until 2023 only a year after putting pen-to-paper on his first contract.

In other Leeds United news, Bielsa delivers Jan transfer update, talks Adams & slams Arsenal over recall of Eddie Nketiah