Head coach on Derby County trip.

Leeds United head coach Paul Heckingbottom spoke to LUTV ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Derby County.

The Whites travel to Pride Park, as Heckingbottom searches for his first win as United boss.

Leeds’ head coach spoke about his sides preparations for the game and what he is expecting from Derby.

“With us having three games in six days, there is not too much we can do on the grass,” said Heckingbottom.

“On Monday we had a split group with some boys recovering and some on the grass and on Tuesday we had everyone out, but it was light and a bit more tactical, reinforcing messages and building on what we have been doing.

“We have more or less a full squad now, I’ll name the team on the day of the game, as when you have a quick turnaround, it is important to see how everyone recovers.

“The lads who coming back from suspension have been working hard and we’ve given them quite a bit of attention.

“They have been topping up their fitness and been given a bit of individual information, but it is a big jump to go straight into first team, especially in this league.

“Derby are one of the teams I have seen a lot of and I think their result against Sheffield Wednesday was a blip. 

“They have good personnel and since Gary has gone in there, they have been so difficult to beat.

“They have been really strong, they have a lot of pace and an attacking threat at the top end of the pitch.

“We are all looking forward to the game, we want to play in big games and not shy away from it.”

You can see the full interview with Paul Heckingbottom below: