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Leeds V Bolton at Elland Road : Match Preview

07 Mar 2014 11:01:00

Leeds V Bolton at Elland Road : Match Preview

Leeds V Bolton - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Home debuts for Butland and Wickham

Leeds pair Ross McCormack and Rudy Austin are expected to start in the home game against Bolton following international duty in midweek.


Leading goalscorer McCormack played for 76 minutes in Scotland's 1-0 win in Poland and midfielder Austin featured in Jamaica's 5-0 success against St Lucia. Both players came through unscathed.


Defender Marius Zaliukas (Lithuania), midfielder Alex Mowatt (England Under-19s) and on-loan goalkeeper Jack Butland (England Under-21s) all returned from midweek action for their respective countries injury free.


Butland, expected to continue in the absence of Paddy Kenny (ankle), and fellow loanee Connor Wickham are poised to make their home debuts as Leeds return to action at Elland Road for the first time in five weeks.


Bolton have received fresh injury setbacks on both Darren Pratley and Stuart Holden ahead of the trip to Yorkshire.


Midfielder Pratley will definitely miss the rest of the season as he has had to have his shoulder restructured after a screw placed in their from a previous injury snapped off.


Holden, meanwhile, will next week learn if he is set for yet another lengthy spell on the sidelines after his knee problems resurfaced in a comeback match for the club's under-21 side on Monday.


Top scorer Jermaine Beckford is back from a hamstring problem but will probably have to make do with a place on the bench against his former club. Central defender Matt Mills (knee) could be back ahead of schedule at some point next week.



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