Ally McCoist makes Leeds United & Ipswich Town prediction as ex-Whites 'target' set to become free agent

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The latest Leeds United news as the Whites await the outcome of Ipswich Town’s trip to Coventry City on Tuesday night

Following Leeds United’s damaging 4-0 drubbing at the hands of QPR on Friday night, all eyes will be watching on nervously as Ipswich Town make the trip to Coventry City on Tuesday evening.

Defeat for Kieran McKenna’s side will keep Leeds in second place heading into the final day, when Southampton visit Elland Road and Ipswich host all-but relegated Huddersfield Town. Leeds are second on goal difference, but with Ipswich level on points a draw or better against Coventry will see them hold the advantage heading into the final day.

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McCoist gives promotion verdict

Former Rangers and Sunderland striker Ally McCoist is backing Ipswich to earn automatic promotion, with Leeds therefore dropping into the Championship play-offs. Ipswich need four points from their final two games to secure promotion, assuming Leeds win their final-day game against Southampton.

“I don’t care what anybody says. The job Kieran McKenna has done at Ipswich is up there with anything anybody has done in the last two years. I think they’ll get it, I really do. I think they’ll get over the line,” said McCoist on talkSPORT.

“A remarkable achievement and to do it the way they do it. Ipswich are an excellent watch. I definitely think they’ll get the four points and I think they’ll get at least one of them tonight.”

Williams ‘set to be released’

Manchester United are set to release defender Brandon Williams this summer as the player’s contract comes to an end at Old Trafford. The left-back was linked with a move to Elland Road last summer, having worked with Farke at Norwich City. The player signed a new four-year deal in August 2020 but has spent most of that time out on loan.

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His deal does have an option for a further year but The Telegraph reports the Red Devils have decided not to activate that extension, allowing the 23-year-old to depart as a free agent. He is currently on loan at Ipswich but has not featured since the end of 2023, and Manchester United are not keen to keep him around, allowing him to search for a new club come the end of the season. Despite last summer’s links with the player, the YEP reported interest was wide of the mark.

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