After a poor run of two consecutive losses and with its promotion hopes starting to dim, Leeds rebounded with 2 - 0 victory over Cheltenham Town on the strength of Jonny Howson's brace. Looking to shake the lineup up, Robert Snodgrass was paired with Luciano Becchio up-top resulting in a starting eleven with greater movement and pace.
Leeds went on the attack immediately with Jonny Howson and Robert Snodgrass creating a series of attacking situations. Whilst they were not able to break through, the difference in the attacking vision was obvious and Cheltenham was on its heels. While finishing was quite obviously less than desired, the intent was there as Leeds simply attacked, attacked, attacked. Finally nine minutes after the restart Robert Snodgrass cross was nodding in by hometown boy Jonny Howson to give Leeds the 1-0 lead. Eleven minutes later, Argentine maestro Luciano Becchio provided Jonny Howson the set up the second of the day to which he made no mistake and lead was now doubled. For the balance of the match Leeds was never threatened and coasted to a reaffirming 2-0 victory.
With this vision in place, Leeds needs to adopt this approach on a regular basis. Attack with intent and not let up. Take it to the next level, ease Luciano Becchio back as the enganche when Jermaine Beckford returns and rip apart League One.
Leeds returns to action next Saturday in a massive match against Scunthorpe United.