Date:Friday February 10 2012
Leeds United defender Darren O`Dea is hoping for a quiet afternoon on Saturday when Leeds entertain Brighton and Hove Albion and he is hoping to avoid a repeat of the game at the Amex stadium back in September.
In the game at Brighton, Leeds were in total control at half time after dominating the first half. Goals from Andy Keogh and Ross McCormack had given Leeds a 2-0 lead and the defence had looked untroubled.
The second half was a complete contrast as Brighton hit back to score three times and lead until deep into injury time when McCormack scored his second of the evening to earn Leeds a share of the points in a 3-3 draw.
O`Dea looked back at the game at the Amex and felt the performance was typical of Leeds this season. "The first half was one of the best half`s we have had all season. Defensively we looked so solid, as a team going forward we looked like we were going to score every time we got it and then second half it was just typical of us all season and we were just too open. Certainly as a defender, I am hoping it is a bit more quiet," said O`Dea, speaking on LUTV.
Leeds have once again showed the ability this season to score goals and McCormack and Robert Snodgrass are amongst the leading goalscorers in the division.
Caretaker manager Neil Redfearn has already expressed his desire to tighten the defence and O`Dea says it is quite simple, if they can keep a clean sheet it is very likely they will win with the firepower in the side.
"It is not rocket science in this team. If you keep a clean sheet, we are going to win games because there are not many teams that will keep clean sheets against us.
"That comes through the whole team. Certainly on Saturday it worked well and hopefully we can keep that going," continued O`Dea.
Leeds managed a clean sheet last weekend in Redfearn`s first game in charge at Bristol City, where they won 3-0.
It was Leeds first clean sheet in ten games and only their sixth of the season.
At the other end of the pitch, Leeds have only failed to score in five of their championship games this season and are once again amongst the leading goalscorers in the championship, with only Southampton and Blackpool scoring more goals this season.
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