By Danny Wright

18th Feb, 2017 | 2:14pm

Mick McCarthy delivers Leeds verdict ahead of Ipswich clash

By Danny Wright

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy is worried that if Leeds gain any sort of momentum against his side they will struggle to get anything out of the game.

The former Ireland international talked up Garry Monk’s men ahead of their Championship meeting on Saturday.

Lee Sobot, of the Yorkshire Evening Post, reported on his personal Twitter account that McCarthy said in the matchday programme: “We all know that if they get on a roll, they will be hard to stop. It’s looking that way.”

McCarthy also added that Monk has done a “great job” at Elland Road since taking charge in 2016.

Monk has made just one change to his side to face Ipswich, with Stuart Dallas coming in for Kemar Roofe.

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The Whites are fifth in the Championship, six points clear of Norwich who sit in seventh just outside the play-off places.

An automatic promotion spot may be out of reach of Leeds, but it wouldn’t be impossible. Draws for Brighton and Newcastle on Tuesday meant the West Yorkshire club cut the gap to eight points between them and a top two place.

Ipswich haven’t had the best of seasons and are floundering in mid-table, having failed to pick up any sort of consistency all season long.

In the reverse fixture earlier this season Leeds walked away 1-0 winners thanks to a goal by top scorer Chris Wood.

In other Leeds news, Monk delivers message ahead of the game.

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