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Ex-Leeds star hints at huge reason why victory over Middlesbrough is possible

Leeds will attempt to bounce back from their recent heavy slump in the Championship when they host Middlesbrough on Sunday.

The visitors, led by erstwhile Whites manager Garry Monk, have lost just 2 of their last 12 league games, and will be a very tough nut to crack for the hosts.

Nevertheless, former Leeds star David Prutton sees his former team coming out victorious of the clash.

The pundit believes the presence of Monk in the other dugout will serve as great inspiration for the players and home fans.

Prutton wrote in his YEP column: “Leeds obviously return to action against Garry Monk’s Middlesbrough at Elland Road on Sunday and I could see Leeds beating them.

“I can see them raising it because of the personnel that are in charge at Boro and that is obviously a good motivating factor.

“I could see them beating Boro but I could also see Boro turning them over too. I can see Boro going there fired up with Garry in charge.

“If you take the emotion out of it, Garry probably privately wants to get one over a club that we all know he had a lot of affinity with.

“The reaction he got from the fans when he left probably surprised him a little bit but it’s a fans prerogative to express themselves when they see somebody leaving.

“I think Garry thought he was always going to be well-liked but it shows how quickly Leeds fans move on and suddenly they have got a new set of players and a new manager to sing about.

“There will be a bit of emotion in it and for Leeds I think it will be a case of proving to themselves that the manager that moved left behind a good team and a good squad and that at this moment in time just need inspiring.”

Having managed just a win in their last 7 games, Leeds will be looking to prove that they still have what it takes to challenge for Premier League promotion.

They face Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers after the Boro game, and their result on Sunday will likely go a long way in determining the form with which they will play Nuno Santo’s men.