By Joe Ellis

3rd Mar, 2022 | 12:40pm

Leeds United have blinded Leicester ahead of weekend clash

Leeds United will travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City this weekend with Jesse Marsch in charge for the first time.

The American coach took the job at Elland Road on Monday after Marcelo Bielsa was sacked following a rotten run of results throughout February.

Leeds have been left 16th in the Premier League and they face a tough battle to avoid relegation with teams below them picking up form.

Foxes midfielder James Maddison admits they have been unlucky to face the Whites at this time with the new manager bounce the hope for supporters.

“It will be interesting to see what type of football the new manager is going to play,” Maddison said, as quoted by Leicestershire Live.

“We’re unfortunate that we’re their first game where we’re going to go in fairly blind.

“It’s still going to be played on grass with two goals at each side, so we’ll be looking to go and get three points at home in a game like that, definitely.”

Buy in

Marsch’s way of playing football isn’t that dissimilar to what Bielsa had instilled in the club and that might play into the Whites’ hands.

High pressing and intensity football is all this group have known for the last three and a half years so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get them playing the Marsch way.

But the players have to put their previous emotions with Bielsa aside and completely buy into what the new boss is telling them if they are going to turn around their season for the better.

It shouldn’t even be a question really given that these are professional footballers and in theory, it will be almost the same ideology anyway, just with a different manager at the helm.

This weekend’s contest will be the first taste we get of Marsch’s football in England and if it goes badly, fans might be fearing the worst for Leeds United.

In other Leeds United news, Newcastle striker Callum Wilson has aimed a dig at the Yorkshire club amid their ongoing relegation scrap.