Ardley: Go easy on Sainte-Luce

Aidy White predicts another close encounter with West Yorkshire

rivals Huddersfield on Saturday but feels the Elland Road factor

can tip the balance in Leeds’ favour.

The club have launched a ‘Paint It White’ campaign this week in

a bid to turn Elland Road into a sea of white for the derby clash,

offering replica shirts for ?10 for all fans attending the


“It’s a good deal for the fans and a good promotion to get

everybody there in their white shirts,” White told Press

Association Sport.

“To look around the stadium on Saturday and see everyone there

in white, it could be a fantastic sight and can only give the

players an added lift.”

White, who has found himself on the substitutes’ bench in recent

weeks following Stephen Warnock’s arrival, insists a top-six finish

is still within the club’s graps despite three successive draws,

but concedes Leeds will not have it all their own way on


“It’s not going to be an easy game at all,” he added. “Local

derbies are always harder, everybody’s always up for the games,

players and fans.

“I’m sure our’s will get right behind us and we can go into the

game full of confidence and belief.

“Our aim is three points. We need them to keep our push for the

play-offs going.

“I’m sure we can get the three points and push on from there,

but it will be tough.”

Ardley took a chance on the 19-year-old Frenchman in January

after he was released by Cardiff.

And Sainte-Luce put in a sparkling display on his full debut in

Tuesday night’s 3-1 win at Southend.

“Kevin Sainte-Luce started his first Football League game and we

know what he is capable of with the things he can do on the ball,

but he needs managing,” said Ardley.

“He is still developing and he will have dips in form. But he is

getting there fitness-wise and he can be a real handful for