By Harvey Byrne

Andy Ritchie has picked out Leeds’ second half performance against Cardiff in the 2-0 victory as the template in which the club should build on.

The Yorkshire giants scored two goals in the second half of the clash against the Welsh side on September 17th with a Chris Wood penalty and Pablo Hernandez strike.

They have since won two more matches, while losing their most recent match against Bristol City, but former Leeds player Ritchie picked out the performance against Cardiff as one that he was particularly happy with.

“On the pitch, Leeds have a bit of momentum too and are on a decent run and are playing better and look solid at the back,” wrote Ritchie in his column for the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“The news that Liam Bridcutt is out for a spell with a foot injury is a blow, though. Just when you think you are going on top of things… But Garry has to take that on the chin and work out a solution to that.

“Today is an important game against a side having a fantastic season who will be wanting to keep that going and similarly Leeds want to continue the momentum which they had.

“Watching them in the recent game at Cardiff, I thought they looked fantastic in the second half and looked really good and confident and that is the template Garry will be happy with and hoping to continue with.”

Leeds started the season slowly, but with four victories in their last five league fixtures it had looked like they had turned their form around.

They face newly promoted Barnsley in the Saturday afternoon kick off, who are currently sat in 10th and three points above Leeds.

The Tykes are currently in bad form themselves, failing to win in their last three fixtures with two defeats and a draw and Leeds will see it as a good opportunity to continue their form in the Yorkshire clash.

In other Leeds news, Ian Holloway has predicted the club to beat Barnsley 2-1.