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
“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
“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