Leeds V Nottm Forest at Elland Road : Match Preview

21 September 2012 10:31
Leeds V Nottm Forest - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Striking woe for Leeds Leeds manager Neil Warnock is restricted in his choice of strikers for the home game with Nottingham Forest due to the continued absence of Ross McCormack. The Scotland international damaged ankle ligaments in last weekend's defeat at Cardiff and could be sidelined for up to eight weeks, leaving Warnock scouring the loan market for a suitable replacement. Fellow forward Luciano Becchio is also nursing an ankle injury after being forced out of the midweek defeat to Hull with half an hour remaining, but the Argentinian is expected to resume alongside El-Hadji Diouf, while veteran Andy Gray and teenager Dominic Poleon provide Warnock with alternative options. Midfield trio David Norris (thigh) and Paul Green (knee) are still working their way back from injury, while defender Adam Drury is doubtful after missing out against Hull with a muscle strain. Warnock's side are looking to avoid a third straight league defeat. Nottingham Forest are hopeful Sam Hutchinson will be fit. Right-back Hutchinson, who is on loan at the City Ground from Chelsea, limped out of the 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Tuesday night just before half-time with a knee injury. The problem is not, however, thought to be too serious and although Hutchinson is to have a scan he could still feature at Elland Road. One player that manager Sean O'Driscoll will definitely be without, though, is Adlene Guedioura. Guedioura, Hutchinson's replacement against Palace, was sent off during the second half and the midfielder will begin a three-match suspension. Defender Brendan Moloney, midfielders Guy Moussi, James Coppinger and Radoslaw Majewski and striker Dexter Blackstock are among the options for O'Driscoll should he wish to make any changes to his starting line-up.

Source: PA