Leeds United boss Paul Heckingbottom wary of 'dangerous' Sunderland

Paul Heckingbottom.
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Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom believes his side will have to be more "clinical" against a "dangerous" Sunderland side in Saturday's Championship clash at Elland Road.

The Whites welcome Championship strugglers Sunderland to Elland Road on Saturday afternoon with Chris Coleman's team sitting eight points from safety.

Heckingbottom watched his side fall to a 2-0 defeat at Fulham on Tuesday evening which leaves Leeds 13th in the table, while the Black Cats were beaten 3-1 by Sheffield Wednesday at the Stadium of Light on Easter Monday.

Although the Whites have little to play for over the remaining six Championship fixtures following a run of just two wins this calendar year the United boss believes his team must produce a strong performance if they are to get a positive result at the weekend.

"We need to be clinical in front of goal but that's no different to any other game," Heckingbottom told his pre-match press conference.

"We know they have good players in the side. They find themselves near the bottom of the league but on their day they are a really dangerous team. We're expecting to take the same approach as the Bolton and Fulham games and we want the three points.

"They're down there because they've not produced as often as they can. But the approach we had the other night [at Fulham] is what we want going forward. A no fear approach and to express yourselves. The players have to believe."