Daniel Farke told the press that his side doesn’t feel any pressure ahead of Tuesday’s visit of Huddersfield Town in the Championship.
“Huddersfield are a brave side, they play with intensity,” he said. “They have a Leeds influence with their manager being a former assistant to Bielsa. I like their style, every game they go for it.
“For us, it's 11 games unbeaten, 29 points from the last 11 games. I'm totally pleased with our position and we don't feel any pressure. We are not in a crisis, we are in a top class shape.”
18-year-old centre-back Andrew Omobamidele is again expected to play following his first senior start at Preston on Friday, with Ben Gibson and Christoph Zimmermann sidelined.
“The first objective is to win games of football,” Farke said, discussing how and when he chooses to show faith in young players. “I have to make sure young players are prepared - I will never throw a young player in for plaudits.
“Every club says the youth and their academy is their future, but it's important on how you act. When I get the feeling a player is prepared, I will play - it doesn't matter if he is 18 or whatever.
“Not each and every young player is made for shining. I have to praise our academy and the attitude our young lads have. You need to be confident. Bali and Andrew are fantastic lads - it's not a gift that they're involved.”