Reading travel to Elland Road on Saturday with manager Mark Bowen hoping his side make it consecutive away victories up in Yorkshire. 

Last weekend's resounding 3-0 triumph away at Sheffield Wednesday was Reading's first league triumph since New Year's Day.

Bowen however admitted that Saturday's game is likely to the toughest his side will face this season.

"Last week we played West Brom and I said that I thought they were the best team in the division, but when you play Leeds United especially away from home they're probably the most difficult team to play against.

"The questions they ask, the intensity they play at, the organization the produce. You look at the stats in terms of what they produce, crosses into the box, penalty area entries - wow. They certainly ask questions of the teams they play against."

"In general play, they will certianly put us under pressure from start to finish. We’ll talk about things and our plan. You have got to take certain periods through the game. 

"You want to progress and do well but if we can get to certain milestones in the game ticked off, it gives us a better chance of coming away with three points.

"I looked back with my staff at the periods of the game, I think we won all but two of the second balls from the goalkeeper's kicks. It's things like that they may go unnoticed, but I've been drumming into the players since I took over that they're massive in this league. They give you such an advantage."

Bowen was full of praise for his opposite number Marcelo Bielsa ahead of locking horns with the Argentinian manager on the weekend. 

"I came up against him once before when Wales played Argentina. I think we won that game!

"We had the privilege of seeing him work with his team as a coach in a different arena as an internaitonal manager as opposed to a club job. 

"I'm very impressed with the way he goes about his work, he's got a rich history behind him. Pitting our wits against him is a privilege."

Bowen did address the ticket prices, following a large debate on social media in the past few days over the issue.

"I had heard about it. It's a shame to ask any fans these days to go up all that way with the cost of the travel and the ticket prices. I understand it [Reading not selling out].

"It's strange. I don't know why a club would do that - it doesn't seem fair when you look at the prices we charge. There has to be some sort of control over it. "