Jason Pearce
Jason Pearce claims Leeds are close to getting it right with with their tactics.

Leeds captain Jason Pearce claims that competition for a starting spot at Leeds is at an all-time high as they search for a win under incoming head coach Darko Milanic.

Milanic made the move to Elland Road at the end of September and victory has evaded the Whites ever since as they look to adjust to a new system of tactics.

The side face Wolves this weekend and Pearce believes that as Milanic learns more about the team he will find the best starting line-up.

He told the Yorkshire Post: "It's still a work in progress. There've been a few changes to the team and I don't know if the gaffer knows what his best team is yet but hopefully we're not too far away."

He also explained that with the size of the squad competition is greater for places, meaning the players are working extra hard to prove their worth in a side hoping to push for promotion this season.

"Everyone's pushing each other and we've got a massive squad here," he said. "If there's a suspension or an injury then players are pushing.

"With me, you've got Coops (Liam Cooper) here who's a very good player and unlucky not to have played a bit more. I've got to be on my toes."

Cooper has struggled to get game time for Leeds since his summer move from Chesterfield and the 23-year-old has also expressed his frustrations at being moved around from his usual centre-back position in the past.

Last month he bemoaned being played in a right-back position, as a left-footer, but said: "It's hard with the positioning and the physical side of it obviously but that's going to come with playing games, my positional sense. I'll keep going."

Leeds are currently 15th in the Championship table but with just six points between themselves and a play-off spot there are still a lot of chances available to them in the 2014/15 campaign.