Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has shrugged off talk of a London hoodoo despite their wretched record in the capital.

The Whites are winless in their last nine visits to London, losing eight of those matches including games at Charlton, Millwall and Fulham this season.

Bielsa, whose side travel to west London to face QPR on Saturday, insisted at his pre-match press conference: "It's not about a geographic matter. Every match, every opponent and every analysis is different.

"Say that we don't ever win in London. What's to say if we played the same opponent in Birmingham that we would win?

"Every team in a long competition like this one has ups and downs.

"If you analyse what has happened with West Brom and Leeds, who are top of the table and second in the table, you are going to realise that being regular in a competition with 46 matches is not possible.

"After the (FA Cup) match at Arsenal, everyone was saying Leeds are a Premier League team. After the match against Sheffield Wednesday, everyone says we've won one of the last six matches. If we've won one match of the last six, it shows the reality of the team."

In-form Brentford are closing the gap on Leeds and travel to Huddersfield looking for a fourth straight win in all competitions.

Head coach Thomas Frank told a press conference: "If we go up there and get three points it will be a big statement, bigger than a lot of people might think.

"We know we are facing a team that, since the Cowleys took over, have played 10 home games in the Championship and lost two.

"We are expecting an extremely tight game where, again, we need to be at our maximum.

"If we are at our maximum, I have a big belief that we can go there and get the three points. It will be the small details that will define this game."

Elsewhere Sheffield Wednesday look to boost their promotion bid when they host Blackburn, while Swansea entertain lowly Wigan.

Millwall, up to eighth, welcome Reading to The Den while Bristol City host Barnley, Preston take on Charlton at Deepdale, Cardiff head to Birmingham and Hull travel to Derby.