Leeds V Preston North End at Elland Road : Match Preview

06 April 2017 01:34

Hadi Sacko to be assessed by Leeds ahead of Preston clash

Garry Monk will face a late call on the fitness of Hadi Sacko as Leeds look to get their promotion campaign back on track.

Back-to-back losses have seen Leeds drop to fifth in the Championship and they host former manager Simon Grayson's Preston side on Saturday.

Sacko, who missed the 2-0 defeat to Brentford with a minor ankle problem and was replaced by Mo Barrow, will continue to be assessed.

Liam Cooper serves the second game of a six-match ban, Tyler Denton (knee) remains out while Ronaldo Vieira, Charlie Taylor and Alfonso Pedraza are pushing for recalls.

Grayson is likely to stick with the same line-up following a thumping 5-0 win against Bristol City in midweek.

Callum Robinson was handed his first start since early March in that game and responded with a brace, while fellow forward Tom Barkhuizen made it six goals in as many games with the opener.

Defender Alex Baptiste returned to the Lilywhites' starting XI on Tuesday following a knee problem and should keep his place.

Preston sit five points off the play-off places.

Source: PAR