March 16, 2013


Leeds United

1 - 2

Huddersfield Town


12:30 +00:00, March 16, 2013

Elland Road, England

Referee: A Marriner

Duo facing late test

Team Stat Comparison

Leeds United Huddersfield Town
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 13 19
Points 61 58
Goal Difference -9 -20
Goals for * 1.3 1.1
Goals against * 1.1 2.0
Last 5 W-L-L-W-W D-W-W-L-W
Last 5 home L-W-W-L-L D-W-D-L-L
Last 5 away W-L-L-L-D W-L-W-L-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Leeds United | Huddersfield Town

Competition Stats

Leeds United Huddersfield Town
Goals Luciano Becchio 15 James Vaughan 14
Assists Ross McCormack 11 Daniel Ward 6
Yellows Luke Varney 9 Paul Dixon 11
Reds Luke Varney 1 Joel Lynch 1
Squads: Leeds United | Huddersfield Town

Next Matches

Leeds United Huddersfield Town
4/21 H: Nottingham Forest 4/26 H: Leicester City
4/26 A: Birmingham City 5/3 A: Watford
5/3 H: Derby County

Leeds pair Steve Morison and Tom Lees both face late fitness tests ahead of the derby clash with Huddersfield.

Morison was replaced at half-time during the midweek draw with Peterborough due to a calf strain and defender Lees was forced off in the first half with a hip problem.

Jason Pearce will continue alongside skipper Lee Peltier in central defence if Lees is ruled out.

Striker Ross McCormack is also rated doubtful after taking a blow to his head on Tuesday night, while manager Neil Warnock revealed goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, midfield pair David Norris and Michael Tonge, plus defender Sam Byram are all nursing knocks.

Striker El-Hadji Diouf impressed as a second-half substitute in midweek and is pushing for a recall to the starting line-up and midfielders Michael Brown and Rudy Austin also provide Warnock with alternative options.

Leeds are bidding to kick-start their play-off challenge with victory after three straight draws.

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins confirmed striker Jermaine Beckford will play no part in the derby clash.

Beckford, on a season-long loan from Leicester, has been sidelined since January with a hamstring injury and will not be included in Robins' plans.

But fellow forward James Vaughan will return to contention after a two-game ban and Sean Scannell has an outside chance of returning to the squad after sitting out two matches due to a hamstring problem.

Winger Danny Ward is pushing for his first start since January after recovering from a broken bone in his foot. He has stepped off the substitutes' bench in Huddersfield's previous two matches.

Defender Calum Woods is also pushing for a recall after missing out recently with a hamstring strain, but midfielder Keith Southern remains sidelined with an Achilles injury.