Connolly sits it out

03 December 2010 03:00
Leeds will be without suspended defender Paul Connolly for the home clash with Crystal Palace. Connolly sits out a one-game ban after reaching five yellow cards, so Andrew Hughes is likely to return to the side. Bradley Johnson is expected to start in midfield again despite recently being placed on the transfer list, while strikers Ross McCormack and Billy Paynter are pushing for places in the starting line-up. Manager Simon Grayson, who has no other new injury or suspension worries, said: "There won't be too many changes. "The back four have worked hard and been solid. They've been resilient and put bodies on the line. Someone else will have the opportunity to get into the team." Leeds are bidding to extend their unbeaten run in the npower Championship to seven matches.

Source: PA