Bristol City cast verdict over Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United

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Bristol City assistant boss Jamie McAllister believes Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa to be "one of the best in the business" but says the Robins will be fully focused on themselves this weekend.

McAllister who has seen his side lose their last three Championship fixtures, is helping prepare Lee Johnson's team for a trip to Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson.

City sit 13th in the table following a difficult run of form which saw them fall to a 1-0 home defeat to Preston North End at Ashton Gate last time out.

McAllister though believes the visit to West Yorkshire offers a good test for City's players but says they will remain focused on themselves and not United ahead of the clash.

"Obviously Bielsa is a top coach, one of the best in the business," McAllister told Bristol Live. "It will be good to test ourselves against that.

"Leeds are a good side who have some strengths but they also have some weaknesses as we saw in the last game against West Brom. We'll focus on us.

"Going to Elland Road, it's a great place to play football with a great atmosphere, full house, and a lovely pitch.

"The lads are desperate to put a performance in for the 700 or so fans who will be supporting the lads. Hopefully, they will be nice and loud to encourage the lads and the lads will be desperate to put in a performance."