Leeds V Watford at Elland Road : Match Preview

06 December 2013 01:31
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Duo missing for Whites

Leeds will still be without striker Dexter Blackstock and defender Scott Wootton against Watford.

Blackstock, on loan from Nottingham Forest, has missed the last two games due to a knee injury, while Wootton remains sidelined with the ankle injury he sustained in the recent win at Charlton.

Matt Smith started up front alongside leading goalscorer Ross McCormack, in the midweek win against Wigan, the latter shook off a hip injnury in time, but Luke Varney provides boss Brian McDermott with an alternative option.

Right-back Sam Byram and left-back Stephen Warnock are pushing for recalls as Leeds chase a sixth straight home win.

Watford have received an injury boost as they welcome back four players for their trip.

Winger Ikechi Anya (calf), midfielder Josh McEachran, goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (both illness) and defender Gabriele Angella (thigh) have all missed out of late but return to the fold at Elland Road.

Influential midfielder Almen Abdi is also back in training as he looks to make his comeback from a long-term foot injury but the game is expected to come too soon.

Lloyd Doyley (hamstring), Essaid Belkalem (ankle) and Tommie Hoban (ankle) remain on the sidelines as the Hornets target a first win in eight matches.

Source: PA