Tony Mowbray says he's looking forward to locking horns with a "world class" manager in the form of Marcelo Bielsa this weekend.
The Argentine chief brings his Leeds United to Ewood Park on Saturday for the 12pm kick-off in the Championship.
The 63-year-old can list Espanyol, Athletic Bilbao, Marseille, Lazio and the Argentina national team management roles as his former jobs and this will be the first time he and Mowbray will have met.
But both Tony and the team are relishing the chance to tackle Bielsa and his side tomorrow lunchtime.
“It’s a big game and I’m sure the atmosphere at Ewood Park will tell everyone just how huge the game is," the boss admitted.
“As a team Leeds have only lost once this season and they are up there in all the stats in terms of their physicality, their shots. It’s a good test for us and one we look forward team.
“We play against teams in this league with bigger squads, bigger budgets, bigger fanbases, but we should have belief when we play at home as we have a pretty good record over the course of the last year or so.
“I’ve spoken long and hard about the spirit and the togetherness of the team. We will be up against a world class manager, but it’s about rolling the sleeves up and going to work, excited by the challenge.
“Leeds United at home is just the next challenge."