IN the week when the boardroom takeover of Leeds United was finally confirmed, the mighty whites are targetting a crucial coup on the field.

Elland Road tomorrow is the venue for the biggest game of the season so far when Leeds host Crystal Palace.

Not only are the visitors one of manager’s Neil Warnock’s former clubs, but in a rampaging campaign, Palace currently lord it at the top of the npwer Championship, their surging form propelled further by the recent appointment of the charismatic Ian Holloway as their new manager.

Just as the takeover of Leeds by the Bahrain-based investment bank GFH Capital has excited the fans, so will the prospect of ending a depressing run of form by toppling the Palace hot-shots.

United’s 1-0 loss at Millwall stretched a League sequence to five weeks without a win and tomorrow they will tackle Palace without striker Luke Varney, who was sent off at the New Den.