Speaking ahead of the clash, Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa spoke glowingly of opposition manager Pep Guardiola, claiming: “He's a magical man. What he knows how to do is extremely difficult for me to try [to copy] and I’ve already given up, but I have genuine admiration for what he does.
“Interpreting the novel decisions that he incorporates into a game is already a way of falling in love with football.
“We [at Leeds] try to do what we do better and better. I don't have many other options than to try to ensure that what I understand should be done, is done better and better, because I have no imagination for very different things.”
Meanwhile, in the Championship, Barnsley continue to battle for an unprecedented play-off place, while the likes of Huddersfield Town, Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday are involved in a brutal relegation battle that looks set to go down to the wire.
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Leeds United Barnsley, and a number of other clubs from Yorkshire and beyond, as the build-up to the action to this weekend's action continues:
1. Lilywhites eye Edwards
Preston North End are said to be ready to battle Sunderland for Ipswich Town winger Gwion Edwards. The winger, who began his career at Swansea City, has played a key role in his side's push for promotion this season. (Football Insider)
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2. Boro keeping tabs on Kayode
Cardiff City and Middlesbrough have both been credited with an interest in Rotherham United striker Joshua Kayode. The 20-year-old has been on loan with League Two side Carlisle this season, and has scored six goals so far. (Wales Online)
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3. Hornets stopper could remain in Sweden
Swedish side BK Hacken could look to extend the loan deal of Watford goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg for another season, as their first-choice stopper Peter Abrahamsson is still out with a serious injury. (Sport Witness)
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4. Porteous boost for Millwall
Millwall's chances of landing Hibs star Ryan Porteous look to have received a boost, with the Scottish side's chairman conceding that they may need to sell the player this summer. The Lions had a £1m bid turned down in January. (Sky Sports)
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