Date:Friday August 17 2012
Leeds United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny says he sees a lot of similarities in the current Leeds squad in the one he played in during Queens Park Rangers championship winning side in 2011.
Leeds boss Neil Warnock was starting his first full season at Rangers and having strengthened the squad that summer with the likes of Paddy Kenny and former Leeds midfielder Shaun Derry, Rangers never looked back after making a great start to the season.
The new Leeds keeper, who has signed for Warnock for a fourth time in his career, can see a lot of similarities in the two squads as Leeds prepare for their opening championship game of the season against Wolves on Saturday.
Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Kenny said, "I see the same sort of potential that I saw at QPR. We`ve got a very good side with lots of genuine players here, players who work for each other and put a shift in. The thing about the Championship is that you have to dig deep and battle hard so much of the time. We might see that tomorrow."
Rangers led the championship from start to finish after going unbeaten in their opening 19 championship games.
The side was built from the back with Kenny managing eight clean sheets in their opening ten league games and he went on to keep 25 clean sheets in the season as Rangers won the title on the penultimate weekend of the season at Watford, where Leeds finish this season. "We didn`t let a lot of goals in. We always defended well and we kept a lot of clean sheets. We were also great at nicking games 1-0.
"It doesn`t sound complicated but it worked for us and when we didn`t play well, we`d still come away with a draw. That keeps you ticking over and it keeps the momentum going. It`s what they say about being hard to beat," added Kenny.
If Leeds are to start the season in a similar fashion, they will have done it the hard way with games against Wolverhampton Wanders, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanders, who were all relegated from the Premier League last season in the opening six weeks of the season.
They also face tricky looking trips to Blackpool and Cardiff City who finished in the play-off places last season.
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