Leeds United manager Simon Grayson has called on his side to be positive ahead of their match with Hull tonight after suffering a tough start to the season.
Leeds have had two defeats in the league so far, first to Southampton away and then to Middlesbrough at Elland Road over the weekend. And while the club are technically in the relegation zone of the Npower Championship table at present, Grayson is encouraging his players to show a resilient spirit tonight and get their season back on track.
"I went into the game feeling really positive and that we would win," Grayson said of the Middlesbrough match.
"I felt there had been a spark in training and it was a great opportunity to get some points on the board to kick-start the season. But, unfortunately, everything that happened was out of our control.
"Despite that, I have told the players how proud I was of them. If we play anything like that then we have a great chance of winning on Tuesday.
"The Middlesbrough defeat could be a real downer, but I won't let it affect the players. I was proud of their commitment and told them they should feel positive."
Meanwhile, Leeds have confirmed that Andy Keogh will return to the club on loan from Wolves. Keogh signed for the Whites in 2003, but was sold to Scunthorpe United in 2005 after a series of loan spells.
The striker couldn’t contain his excitement at returning to his old club, and told reporters: “I can't believe it has come up. I need games as well so it's perfect. This is where I started, it's great to be back.
“I know all about the club. I was here in what you could call the good old days and I left just as things started to go downhill.
“I was disappointed I never got a fair chance here. I thought I was sold too quickly. I understand what it was like back then, but it's good to be back and to have a chance to play in the first team properly.
“Every player wants to prove something and I'm no different. I feel I was let go too early and didn't get the chance to show fans what I could do.”