Jesse Marsch’s side currently occupy the final relegation place in the Premier League table, but dependent on other results, could lift themselves out of immediate danger with a win over the south coast club this weekend.
Brighton are mathematically safe from relegation and cannot qualify for European football next season, but have nevertheless picked up some positive results of late, including a 4-0 mauling of Manchester United.
“Of course, there’s a fine line between what we understand is aggression and winning the ball and competing and then obviously if it goes the other way the referee has to act,” Potter said, weighing in on the two red cards Leeds have received in successive fixtures.
As a result of their expulsions, Luke Ayling and Daniel James will play no part for the rest of the campaign.
“It’s Elland Road, the last home game of the season for them, last chance for them to support the team, so we’re expecting a hostile, tough, challenging environment.
“You have to make them [the players] aware because you don’t want them to just walk in and go, ‘what’s going on here?’” Potter said.
“I have a lot of respect for Leeds United, what they’ve achieved recently and their history in general. But we can’t think about that, we have to focus on performing well and try to get three points.”
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