Preston North End centre half Patrick Bauer is looking forward to playing at Elland Road for the first time on Boxing Day.
The Lilywhites’ No.21 is hoping the Lilywhites can put on a positive performance, in what he expects to be a ‘tough’ game.
“I am really looking forward to it,” said Pat. “It is my first time away at Leeds; I am expecting a tough game and hopefully we can get some points from the game.
“At home we played really well against them. We conceded late on from a set play, but tactically we were spot on that day.
“We should have beaten them that night, but this will be a different game – they are at home, they will have their supporters behind them and it will be a tough test.
“It will be a really game; a lot of supporters will come to the game and I am sure there will be plenty from Preston too, so we are expecting a really good game.”
He is also looking forward to Christmas, the first in Lancashire with his wife and baby, born in the summer.
“It is the first time with the little baby, we are looking forward to it,” continued the German defender. “We celebrate on 24th, the family is excited and I am also looking forward to the next game.
“I have my wife here and my baby, but my family are over in Germany, so it would be nice if all the family was here, but it is part of my business and I have got used to it.”
And after five seasons in England he is now used to the hectic schedule of games that take place during the festive period.
“December is always really busy; there is not a lot of training, there is just more games, but the boys and I really enjoy it and hopefully we can get good results.
“It is important to try and improve the away form now. At home we have been really, really good and we go to Leeds now and then after that we have two home games and hopefully, we can earn many points from those games,” he added.