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Leeds United vs. Huddersfield Town

Elland Road

Saturday 1 February 2014


Yorkshire Derby; Leeds vs Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town head down the A62 to face Yorkshire neighbours Leeds United in the SkyBet Championship Clash; 3pm kick-off.

Both sides are on a poor run of form and with injuries biting Mark Robins squad we could be in for a tough game to predict.

Leeds of course sacked manager Brian McDermott late last night and are in turmoil themselves, having not won in 8 matches despite boasting the divisions top scorer in Ross McCormack.

Huddersfield will be looking to secure a league double having beaten Leeds 3-2 at the John Smiths Stadium earlier this season.

Vital Quotes: Mark Robins

"We have made big strides this season and Saturday`s game is an interesting one,"

Everybody says that form goes out of the window ahead of derby games, but I don`t believe that. Three points are at stake and we need those to kick start our points tally. We have been stuck on 34 for too long and we want to get to 40 as soon as possible.

"The players are massively up for the game after the disappointment of Tuesday night."

"James is looking pretty good - the injection has settled the injury down - but I still think tomorrow will come too early. I will have a conversation with him today and see how he feels. Tomorrow will also come too early for one or two others."

Leeds United Team News:

Matt Smith (suspended), David Norris (knee) & Jamie Ashdown (foot) are all missing for Leeds.

El-Hadji Diouf made his first start since September at Ipswich and could start alongside McCormack

Lee Peltier, Alex Mowatt, Luke Murphy & Dominic Poleon could all come into contention.

Player to watch: Ross McCormack

Championship Top Scorer and possibly the only bright news Leeds had last night with the striker not departing on deadline day. McCormack is a player who is very dangerous and Town will need to be wary

Huddersfield Town Team News:

Nahki Wells & Danny Ward expected to start up-front.

Martin Paterson, James Vaughan are both doubtful.

Adam Hammill is sidelined with a knee injury.

Joel Lynch & Jon Hogg are both hoping to have overcome injuries.

Club Captain Peter Clarke, who returned to the bench on Tuesday ,will be hoping to be involved from the start

Player to watch: Adam Clayton

Former Leeds midfielder Clayton has been Towns man of the match in most of the recent games, he can control the midfield given time on the ball and he will be especially fired up for todays encounter with former side Leeds.

Match Facts & Stats

• Huddersfield won the earlier meeting this season 3-2 at the John Smith's Stadium in October.

• Huddersfield have won the last two meetings. Leeds' last win was 4-2 at the John Smith's Stadium in December 2012.

• Huddersfield are unbeaten in the last three meetings at Elland Road, winning two. Leeds' last win there was 4-0 in League One in December 2007


• Leeds have not won any of their last eight games in all competitions, losing five. Their last win was 3-0 at Doncaster in the Championship on 14 December.
They have scored only four goals in their last eight games in all competitions.

• Leeds have not won any of their last five games at home, after winning their previous five.


• Huddersfield have lost their last three games in all competitions. They had lost only one of their previous six games in all competitions.

•Huddersfield have not won any of their last five away games in the Championship, losing four. Their last away league win was 1-0 at Bolton in early December.

Ref Watch:

Graham Salisbury will be the man-in-the-middle as Leeds United prepare to welcome Huddersfield Town in the SkyBet Championship fixture; kick-off 3pm.

The official will be taking in his second Town match of the season after officiating the 0-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest on the opening day of the season; issuing yellow cards to Joel Lynch & Adam Hammill on that day.

This afternoon will be the first time Salisbury has taken a Leeds United game, however he did officiate them twice last season a final day victory at Watford and a home defeat to Birmingham City.

Salisbury also took Town matches in on several occasions last season with a 3-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday, where he dismissed Town's Joel Lynch & Joe Mattock of Wednesday. There was also the home victory over Bristol City and a draw with Birmingham City at The John Smiths Stadium.

Salisbury isn't shy when it comes to dishing out the discipline amassing 538 yellow cards over the past 5 years from just 189 matches!! He has also sent off 30 players in that same spell.

This season the official has taken 17 games issuing 53 yellow cards and just the one red - perhaps he may be adding to that tally today!

Referee: Mr Graham Salisbury (Lancashire)
Assistant: Mr Philip Dermott (Lancashire)
Assistant: Mr Robert Merchant (Staffordshire)
Fourth Official: Mr Andy Woolmer (Northamptonshire)

Match Prediction:

Leeds 1-2 Huddersfield

Next Fixtures:

Sat 8 Feb - Wigan - H - 3pm

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