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Leeds United's Darko Milanic targets win against Sheffield Wednesday

2 October 2014

Leeds United head coach Darko Milanic believes it is "extremely important" that he secures his first win in charge in this weekend's Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday.

The former Sturm Graz coach was installed as David Hockaday's successor four days before his first game last Saturday at Brentford.

That ended in a disappointing 2-0 defeat, and he then watched his side draw 0-0 at home with Reading on Wednesday.

"We deserved one point," Milanic said. "We wanted to make it three but it's also a very positive result."

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When asked how significant next Saturday's derby clash with Wednesday was, Milanic said: "It's extremely important.

"It will be different. Sheffield play different and it will be difficult. They have one day more to regenerate, but we have to do our best."

Milanic, clearly happier with his side's display than he was last weekend, added: "I saw a better team.

"I think everybody saw the same as I did. We didn't win but the players want to play good and compact and to play together.

"We had a dynamic from the beginning. We had aggression and tempo. We made some mistakes with the pass. We weren't dangerous. We made too many bad last passes."

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